ssd into my Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac 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. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

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    Try the MacBook Pro forums. You have posted in the Mac Pro section, you know the great big shiny fast buggers?
     
  3. Sonhascome macrumors 6502

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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
     
  4. donw35 macrumors regular

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    I used CCC to clone my MBP drive to SSD, installed the SSD and booted fine
     
  5. prowlmedia macrumors 68000

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  6. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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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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