Right way to install SSD as bootup disk on MBP 13" 2010?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pjny, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010

    I ordered the OCW 120gb Mercury Pro SSD for my Macbook PRO 2010(7,1 edition), 10.6.7, and 500gb hard disk.

    What method should I use to setup the SSD for running the programs and 500gb spinning hard drive for data?

    Is this the right way:

    Take a snap shot to an external drive of the operating system in main drive(spinning) using Carbon Clone or Super Duper.

    Install SSD.

    Format SSD(HOW do i format SSDs?)

    Install disk image to SSD using CC or super duper.

    Set up SSD as bootup disk.

  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I'd do the following:
    1) Put SSD in external hard drive enclosure
    2) Use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone the disk to the SSD
    3) Install the SSD

    Then you're good.

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