ssd into a Macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nuggies5, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. nuggies5 macrumors newbie

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    I have just bought myself a new 15" MacBook Pro :).
    Now i am wanting to put an ssd hard drive that i have on my windows machine,into it in place of the original hard drive,and at a later date will get an optibay and put the original back in place of the superdive.
    I dont have a caddy to put the ssd into,but i do have a old hardrive that i can put into an enclosure..if that would help?
    What i would like to know is whats the best option i have of getting lion onto the ssd drive.
    Many thanks
    Ian
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    1. Put the SSD into an enclosure, format it in HFS+ with a GUID partition table.

    2. Use carbon copy cloner to clone your current HD. Swap away.

    3. Have a nice cold one and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
     
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  4. Lee Adama macrumors regular

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    They are super cheap. Like $5-$10.

    Any computer shop will have them.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Indeed. Plus they are super useful for a number of things, one of the most important being backups!
     

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