sdd install / osx recovery question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by oleus, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. oleus, Jul 3, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012

    oleus macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012
    i have seen many lengthy instructions for upgrading to an ssd, but i have a question.

    if i am buying a SSD kit that comes with a usb enclosure for my original drive, can't I just install the SSD into the mac mini top slot, with nothing on it and boot up and recover the OSX from the new external usb drive (enclosing the original OEM internal disk)??

    (PS - can a mod edit my subject line - meant SSD of course)
  2. Lance-AR macrumors 6502

    May 7, 2012
    Little Rock, AR
    You could boot from the USB and clone to the SSD or put the SSD into the USB temporarily and clone to it.

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