Refit and SSD Installaiton

Discussion in 'iMac' started by robster2644, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. robster2644 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2012
    Hi all,

    I was just wondering after insatlling my SSD and enabling TRIM, whats the best way to copy My current system to the new SSD.

    I'm currently running Mountain lion with Windows under Bootcamp with Refit app. Is this going to be easy?

    Also I have damaged my installation disks whilst moving home, is there a way to make a bootable USB stick.

  2. GGJstudios, Sep 16, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Here's a simple approach:
    1. Buy an external enclosure and put your old drive in it.
    2. Install your new drive in your Mac.
    3. Boot from your external drive by holding the Option key on startup.
    4. Use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the old (external) drive to the new (internal) drive.
    5. Boot from the new internal drive.
    6. Your now running on your new internal drive and your old drive is now an external drive, useful for backups or additional storage.
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Activating TRIM can actually be a bad thing in many newer SSD drives.
  4. robster2644 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2012
    I have tried to booting using the Option Key, it some how does not work due to have refit installed.

    I think im going to have to re-install everything. I just need to make a carbon copy of my iMac

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