Old HDD in new machine

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bananafranco, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. bananafranco macrumors member


    Dec 21, 2008
    Just a quick question.

    One week ago my HDD in my 2009 Mac Mini died an I put an SSD in there which I already had. Installed a fresh copy of 10.9.5 on it an began to install the services I need.

    Now I got a new late 2012 MacMini - moved the internal HDD to the empty slot and installed the SSD, too.

    Well my question is, do I need to start from scratch again or has OsX all drivers /kexts on board for the new hardware. It boots up normally and it looks like all hardware is recognized.

    Any thoughts on this?
  2. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2014

    Unlike Windows 7 and earlier, OS X hard drives can generally be swapped around Macs, as long as the Mac itself existed when the version of OS X came out. For example, 10.6 will not work on a 2012 Mac Mini because the 2012 Mac Mini did not exist when 10.6 was released.

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