Ordered an SSD, what can I do with my old hard drive?

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  1. zooby, Feb 15, 2015
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  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Stick it into a USB 3 enclosure and use it as a backup drive.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    I second the post above.

    Get an external enclosure (USB3 is best).

    If you use either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper, you can create a BOOTABLE backup clone of the internal drive, that will always be available as a backup booter if you get into an "I can't boot!" moment...
     
  4. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    Get a Superdrive caddy and pop it in there instead of the superdrive if you don't use it
     
  5. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    Use it as a backup. SSD don't live for ever too.
     
  6. zooby, Feb 17, 2015
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    As I've heard, it's not data unless it's in at least two places. I installed an SSD in my older MBP and am using the old drive for Time Machine backups. I also have four external drives paired for RAW files, edited images and documents for my freelance business. Drives can die at the worst possible time and I want two of each just in case.
     
  8. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Use it as a CCC clone so you have a bootable backup drive.
     

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