Mac Mini dual hard drive help

xSavagedMonkey

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Jan 20, 2012
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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.
 

FrankHahn

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May 17, 2011
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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.
 

beatlesmith

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Jan 19, 2012
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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.
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?
 

FrankHahn

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May 17, 2011
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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?
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.
 

Dhelsdon

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Feb 5, 2010
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Canadian Eh!
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.
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.