Setting up the SSD Drive...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gpspad, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    So I got the Crutial SSD Drive, an external usb enclosure, and a copy of the carbon copy cloner program.

    I want to have the SSD drive cloned and ready to go when I open the mini and put it into the old hard drives bay.

    I am kind of lost about how to clone the disk. I cloned my disk with CCC, and booted up holding the option key, but now have a list of a bunch of different drives and not sure if I cloned the drive correctly.

    Shouldn't the new drive just boot up from the disk, not go into rescue mode?
     
  2. marclondon macrumors regular

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    I would do a clean install of Yosemite on the SSD. Put it in your Mini and build your system up from there with your apps etc.

    M.
     
  3. donlab macrumors 6502

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    sounds like you did it right, you should be seeing 4 drives. a recovery and primary partition from each drive. the icon gives away the drive connection. choose the primary partition from the USB attached drive.
     
  4. gpspad thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just figured it out; once you have cloned the disk with Yosemite, you have to add a clone of the recovery disk. You can't get that option until you first clone the disk.

    Next step; Im going in for the surgery, the tough part....
     

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