Put my macbook pro hard drive in my new mac mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by dhamm24, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. dhamm24 macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2014
    Hey, just got a new mac mini and in an attempt save mutliple hours of transfering data I was wondering if it's possible to just swap the hard drives?
  2. Sangoma macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2012
    I've done it between MacBook pros. Personally I'd give it a try.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    As long as the version of Mac OS X that is on the Macbook's hard drive is a supported version on the Mini's hardware, it will work just fine. If not, it won't boot.
  4. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    It will work just fine. In fact, I once did this myself. Like Intell said, if you plan to boot off the HDD in the Mac mini it must be running a supported version of OS X. For a 2014 it has to be Yosemite, for a 2012 Mountain Lion or later.

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