Process of upgrading a Hard Drive

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  1. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    I have decided to purchase a Sold State Drive in the very near future for my cMBP (thinking I should have just purchased a retina MacBook).

    What would be the process of it? how would I install OSX onto it, or my data

    The installation process I understand, its the data and inputting OSX is what I do not understand
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Pop in a Lion CD in there (or USB), and the installation will start.
     
  3. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502

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    As the guy above me said^, it's just like reinstalling any other PC, of course back up your data or something first, pop the SSD in, then install lion or mountian lion from a USB stick or a Disc. However if you can't get a hold of one, and you already have a copy, there are guides online on how to make an install usb stick ;)
     
  4. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, Found everything I need.

    One more question, is there an application where I can mirror my current hard drive onto my new one? A recommended application
     
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    CCC - Carbon Copy Cloner
     
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