New SSD don't want to format old drive

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by charlien, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. charlien macrumors regular

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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?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Open up Disk Utility, select your old drive and reformat it.
     
  3. charlien thread starter macrumors regular

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    I want to keep my old home folder so I don't want to format the drive.
     
  4. caribiner23 macrumors regular

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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.
     

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