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

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    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

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

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    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 603

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    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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