Question: Upgrading MacBook Pro with SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by OwenBurns, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. OwenBurns macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2015
    Hi everyone,

    I would like to upgrade my old MacBook Pro with a SSD. But I do not want to clone my HD to avoid transferring errors.

    Once I have installed OS X on the new SSD. Is there anyway to connect the HD and extract the data from it. Or I'll be forced to boot on it and could not simply transfer them?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    Yes - you can get a USB cable that attaches to the HD and to your MBP to copy over your data.
  3. zombiecakes macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    you can also get an optibay and just use your old HDD as a second drive for backup or extra storage in place of the dvd burner
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You simply need a USB to SATA adapter, then all you have to do is a lot of copy and pasting.

    With that said, this isn't Windows, there isn't a crummed up registry or weird drivers and software that transfers over. You could simply clone it and I doubt you'd have any problems.

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