ssd installation questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amit715, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. amit715 macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2012
    new york
    i recently bought a mid-2012 13 inch mbp. i already upgraded the ram to 8 gigs and the next thing i want to do is replace my hdd with a ssd drive ,i seen many videos on how to physically swap out the drives .my question is how do i install the new os onto the ssd ?ive also be told that i dont need to install the os cause with the newer model macs will automatically download the os once i try to boot up.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    No Mac coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has physical restore media included.

    OS X: About OS X Recovery

    If you want to make a bootable installation medium, you can follow these steps:

    Or you could clone the HDD to the SSD via CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper!:

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD/SSD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD/SSD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

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