Installing ssd + old hdd instead of dvd- osx install question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andersa, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. andersa macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2013

    I just bought a Samsung 850 ssd drive, I will replace it with my main hdd drive, but install the old hdd instead of the dvd drive.

    The ssd is only 250 gb and the old hdd was 1tb. I would like to do a clean install of osx on the ssd, and keep the files that I have on the hdd. Is it possible to just delete osx from the old hdd but keep all files without messing things up? I mean, could I just delete everything, except all my personal files and work. So I would be deleting system files etc.

    I tried googling the web and the forums here, but could find an answer.

    Best regards
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    There is no way to remove OS X off the hard drive while keeping the files intact short of cloning the hard drive to an external, wiping the drive, and manually recopying the data back onto the drive.

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