Migrating Applications to SSD from HDD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TexasChemE, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    Hello all,

    I posted earlier this week in regards to getting a new SSD and putting my original hard drive in the Optibay. I have question regarding migrating my information to my SSD. I had planned on doing a clean install of OS X Lion on the SSD and migrating my applications over there, keeping my documents, pictures, and music on my original hard drive. So I have a few questions about that.

    1) How do I go about moving my applications to my SSD while keeping my documents and everything else on my original hard drive? Is it as easy as copying and pasting the information?

    2) Would it be efficient to have OS X on both of my drives? Or should I (after I finish migrating) clone my current hard drive to an external device, reformat/erase the hard drive, restore the information that I want?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    1. Migration Assistant / Setup Assistant information:

    2. I have an SSD and the original HDD in my MBP, the HDD is partitioned with three partitions, one for the Mac OS X installer, one for cloning the SSD's contents to and one for data storage.
    But I have my Home directory on my SSD, thus no need for the Home directory on the HDD.
  3. TexasChemE thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    Thanks, I appreciate your help!

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