Mac Mini Upgrade Help?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Klae, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Klae macrumors member

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    Hey I have purchased a mac mini and I upgraded to a 60gb ocz vertex 3 ssd and 8gb of ram. I installed lion to the new ssd. The problem is now how do I get rid of lion on the old 500gb hard drive, so I can have all of the space on the 500gb hard drive.
     
  2. elmo151 Guest

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    delete it

    if in doubt, call apple support
     
  3. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Is there data on the 500 gig drive that you wish to keep?
     
  4. Klae thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it's the original hard drive that comes with the mac mini I just want the os on my ssd and the 500gb hard drive for my storage.
     
  5. Klae thread starter macrumors member

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    Im new to OSX how would I go about doing that?
     
  6. fa8362 macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't get rid of it. It can be used for booting and troubleshooting the SSD.
     
  7. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    KEEP THE OSX. Do this to the drive. in my case I had a 240gb hdd with 165 full and 75 empty. I made a 170 with the info and a 70 empty.

    in your case you have a 500gb hdd with 10 full and 490 empty.

    make two partitions 20 with the osx and 480 for storage.

    One crash of the ssd and you will feel this is the better method.
     

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  8. Klae thread starter macrumors member

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    So therefore to.have a backup if the ssd fails?
     
  9. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    yes it is a very good simple way to backup your ssd.

    in fact if you patition the 500 gb drive at 60 and 440. with 60 and 440 the 60 will always be big enough to fit a copy of the 60 gb ssd.

    you can clone the ssd once a week with superduper or carboncopycloner both are good and both are free they will make a bootable clone of the ssd fast maybe 20 or 30 minutes tops.


    http://www.bombich.com/ ccc

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html superduper
     
  10. Klae thread starter macrumors member

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    See I'm still having trouble I'm sorry.
     

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