ssd installation and file transfering

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by will6680, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. will6680 macrumors newbie

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    Dec 1, 2010
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    (Sp on title) I know there is a tutorial on the owc website which is what I plan to use. But I was wondering if there is any better tutorial anywhere. I got a new ssd ffor xmas and I have already backed up everysingle one of my files through time machine. (On to my 2tb wd elements).

    Tl;dr where's the best ssd file transfer and installaion video/tutorial.

    Sorry for grammar and punctuation this from my Droid 2.
     
  2. nippyjun macrumors 65816

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    I just installed my owc ssd yesterday.

    I made sure i had a fresh time machine backup.

    Then i hooked up the ssd using a usb enclosure and used carbon copy cloner to clone the old internal drive to the new ssd. It took a few hours to do.

    Then i booted from the ssd while still in the usb enclosure to make sure it worked.

    Then i installed it physically in the machine. At first booting seemed slow then i read that you need to go into the preferences and then into the system disk and click on the drive and reboot and that solved that issue.

    The ifixit website has good instructions on how to physically install the drive if you need.

    If you have a more specific question please ask.
     
  3. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 9, 2010
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    Okay, you ready? here are the steps.

    Place notebook with bottom facing you, and the open hatch facing you
    Remove the 10 screws on the bottom
    locate HDD (bottom left corner)
    remove the 2 screws on a black plastic bar on the top of the HDD
    pull out the HDD
    remove the 4 screws located on the side of the HDD
    put those screws into the SSD
    snap in the SSD
    put the black bar back
    put bottom of notebook back on

    10-15 min. job total.

    I then booted up from DVD, formatted the SSD, loaded OSX onto it, fresh install ready to go... you can also load up from time machine instead of fresh install... it's super super easy.
     

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