Mavericks install to SSD went horribly wrong

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

  1. JSKIM macrumors newbie

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    Nov 20, 2013
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    I made a bootable disk per the instructions on this forum (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18081307&postcount=3) 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

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    Saint Augustine, FL
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    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:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ph4439

    it sounds messy, but it works
     

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