SSD and Time Machine

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thermodynamic, May 11, 2011.

  1. thermodynamic Suspended

    thermodynamic

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    With Windows, I know that cloning the HDD to a SSD won't work due to different drivers/settings...

    Can I clone an OS X install from a HDD to SSD or should I use Time Machine, make a backup, install OS X fresh on a new SSD, and then restore via Time Machine?

    Thx!
     
  2. Berknip macrumors member

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    I used superduper and cloned my HD to the SSD and it works fine. I then moved off static data (Documents/Pictures/Movies/etc.) to the HD and created softlinks from the SSD back to the HD.

    Works like a champ.
     
  3. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

    xxBURT0Nxx

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    You can clone your hard drive to an SSD in windows....

    If the HDD is larger than the SSD you may have to do a little work ahead of time defragmenting the drive and making sure there is nothing at the "end" but it is still possible...
     
  4. SomeWhores macrumors newbie

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    do a time machine and install fresh. It won't take long and it won't hurt at all, if anything it can help.
     

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