Optibay SSD Bootcamp : Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dazzlew, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Dazzlew macrumors newbie

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    I have on order a Crucial M4 128gb to replace the existing 320gb in my mid 2010 core i5 MBP. I have also ordered the Fenvi optibay replacement.

    Currently i have my 320gb partioned as 250gb for Lion osx and 60gb for Windows 7 Bootcamp. Ideally i just want to keep the 250gb for my storage: mp3, photos, movies etc and also keep my Bootcamp.

    I want to check if i can boot from USB and new install Lion straight onto my SSD and then have access to my old Lion install/files and also my Bootcamp.
    Or is it much more complicated then that? :eek:
     
  2. Dazzlew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any help on this, it would be appreciated. Tx.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You should be able to boot easily from USB to install Lion. That shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. Dazzlew thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, would my bootcamp partition be okay though?
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I don't see why it wouldn't be, moving a hard drive doesn't magically erase it. I strongly doubt there'll be a problem.
     
  6. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    Just clone the old HDD to the SSD and you are good to go.
     

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