Mac Mini dual hard drive help

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by xSavagedMonkey, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. xSavagedMonkey macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a Mac mini dual hard drive kit from iFixit and a 60GB OCZ Agility 3 and I need to set the SSD as my OS and use the existing 500GB as normal storage, how would I go about doing this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Watch the ifixit video and follow their directions.
     
  3. xSavagedMonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I obviously have, they only show how to install the SSD and not the OS on to the new SSD.
     
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    CarbonCopy and/or SuperDuper!
     
  5. xSavagedMonkey thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks mate trying CarbonCopy now.
     
  6. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Two ways to install Lion:

    (1) Clone the original system the HDD to the SSD. For the recovery partition to be also cloned, use the "restore" functionality provided by the Disk Utilities. You may have to take out both the HDD and the SSD and use another Mac. You can also clone the HDD on a Windows machine.

    (2) Make a fresh installation of Lion onto the SSD using a Lion stick from Apple or made by yourself.
     
  7. beatlesmith macrumors newbie

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    I was under the impression you could also make a fresh installation by using the internet recovery mode. Will that work on a newly installed SSD?
     
  8. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! The third way to install Lion is to make use of the internet. But it takes a lot of time and it is infeasible in many regions with slow internet connection. I tried thrice to install Lion through the internet on my new SSD without success.
     
  9. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    I did this on a 25mbps connection and it took almost 2 hours. I'd recommend creating a USB bootable recovery drive to install from if you can get lion from the mac store.
     

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