Move SSD from MBP to 2012 Mac Mini

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  1. netslacker macrumors 6502

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    I have a 2009 MBP that I upgraded some time ago with an SSD. I'd like to move the SSD to a mac mini (2012). What's the best way of going about this? Can I just move the drive and boot it up? Or do I have to reinstall OS X and then restore the data?

    Thanks.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    You can just move the drive into the new Mac. It'll be just as you left it. Standardised drivers in OS X make this sort of thing a breeze. Providing you don't have any existing volume corruptions, there's no reason whatsoever you should encounter a problem.
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    As long as the version of OS X is the same or newer than what came with the 2012 Mac Mini you are good to go. If you had Lion or Snow Leopard on the SSD it wouldn't work. Getting to the drive in those Minis can be a pain.
     
  4. netslacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Awesome, just what I was wanting to hear.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Important question:
    What VERSION of the OS is on the Macbook?

    You need at least 10.8.2 for the Mini (and it was a "special version" of 10.8.2, as I recall)
     
  6. netslacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They are both at El Capitan.

    I made the switch this morning. The Mac Mini and MBP both booted up just fine (I swapped the drives, putting the SSD from the MBP into the mini and the HDD from the mini into the MBP). The only issue I'm seeing is that I can't sign into iCloud or the mac app store on either computer. They just spin at the signin/password entry. Any thoughts?
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    OP wrote above:
    "The only issue I'm seeing is that I can't sign into iCloud or the mac app store on either computer. They just spin at the signin/password entry. Any thoughts?"

    Did you "sign OUT" on both computers BEFORE you made the drive swap?

    I sense that might have something to do with it...
     
  8. netslacker thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right. So, having not signed out before the swap seems to have royally eff-d both systems.

    I returned the SSD back to the MBP to see if I could return to ground zero. No dice. Same issue persists. Signed out, back in to iCloud - nada, there's no getting iCloud and iMessages working again.

    The console shows:
    3/22/16 4:43:25.272 PM apsd[100]: Certificate not yet generated
    3/22/16 4:43:28.568 PM apsd[100]: Certificate not yet generated
    3/22/16 4:43:31.844 PM apsd[100]: Certificate not yet generated
    3/22/16 4:43:35.110 PM apsd[100]: Certificate not yet generated
    3/22/16 4:43:38.401 PM apsd[100]: Certificate not yet generated
    3/22/16 4:43:41.773 PM apsd[100]: Certificate not yet generated
    3/22/16 4:43:45.066 PM apsd[100]: Certificate not yet generated

    Which is specific to apple push notifications and googling seems to indicate that it's a big part of the issue, but no clue on how to resolve that.

    There's also a myriad of other errors.

    Sigh.
     

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