Mavericks install to SSD went horribly wrong

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JSKIM, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. JSKIM macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2013
    I made a bootable disk per the instructions on this forum ( and it seemed to have installed the OS onto my actual USB drive. I discovered this because obviously the machine is now shockingly slow. I installed a brand new OWC SSD. How did this go so wrong?

    What can I do to fix it? I just want a clean install of Mavericks on this new SSD.
  2. mac8867 macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    Saint Augustine, FL
    My advice... put your old hard drive back in, bring it up. Clone the drive to your new SDD with a tool like SuperDuper... there might be free ones out there.

    Then put your SSD into the machine, and follow these instructions:

    it sounds messy, but it works

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