ssd into my Macbook Pro

nuggies5

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Original poster
Nov 20, 2011
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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
 

Sonhascome

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Feb 18, 2010
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I think I know what you're getting at, if you toss that sad in there and hold command R you should be good to install Lion right on it
 

minifridge1138

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Jun 26, 2010
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If you have an enclosure i'd recommend either of the following:

Option A:
If it is a new laptop, create your account, login, etc.
Install carbon copy cloner (it is free).
Remove the hard drive from the MBP. Put it in a USB enclosure.
Put the SSD into the MBP.
Turn on the laptop and immediately hold the 'option' key.
This will ask you which hard drive you want to boot off of.
Pick the USB drive and boot.
Launch Carbon Copy Cloner. Clone the USB hard drive onto the SSD.
Done.

Option B:
Remove the hard drive from the MBP. Put it in a USB enclosure.
Put the SSD into the MBP.
Turn on the laptop and immediately hold the 'option' key.
This will ask you which hard drive you want to boot off of.
Select the recovery partition.
This should let you format/partition the SSD and then install Lion.
 
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