New SSD don't want to format old drive

charlien

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Jul 3, 2006
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I added a second drive to my Mac and installed Mavericks on it and made it my boot drive. I want to use the old drive for storage and want to get rid of the OS stuff. What is the best way to do this?
 

charlien

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Jul 3, 2006
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I want to keep my old home folder so I don't want to format the drive.
 

caribiner23

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Feb 15, 2005
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I would:

- attach the old drive
- copy the home folder from the old drive to temporary space on the new hard drive
- reformat the old drive
- move the home directory you want to keep back to the newly-formatted old drive
- delete the temporary files on the new drive.