New SSD in MBP question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lubby121, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. lubby121 macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2011
    I am putting a new SSD in my MBP, I am a little confused because it seems like there is more than one way to do the date data/user transfer to the new ssd. Should/can I do migration assist before or after I change out the drive? Thanks in advance.
  2. lubby121 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2011
  3. sunnyj macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2010
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    i would do a fresh install because the computer always runs smoother with fresh directories.
  4. rheb1026 macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2011
    Here's what I did when I replaced my HDD:

    Back up current HDD to Time Machine
    Remove old HDD and install new drive
    Clean install of the operating system on the new drive
    Restore from Time Machine back up

    I'm sure there might be an easier/different/faster way, but this is how I did it. The whole process took me a little over an hour to complete, but the more data you have the longer it will take
  5. VMMan macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2009
    Will you be using a hard drive caddy in the optical bay?

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