SSD - Mac Mini 2014

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bigcletus123, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. bigcletus123 macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2009

    I have a mac mini, w/ 1 TB HD. I've ordered a Lacie ext SSD, 250 gigs. I want to boot from this SSD, but do not want to use it for data storage. Is there a way to migrate ONLY the system files/OS to this new drive ?? I've read some tutorials on how to copy everything, but thats not my goal...

  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    Your best option is to just do a fresh OS X install on it.
  3. grcar Suspended


    Sep 28, 2014
    Hi bigcletus123, I think yjchua95 explained the best way to do it, but I do not understand why you would boot from an external ssd. Lacie sells the 250GB external ssds for $180 and in rugged form for $300. But you can get an internal from Crucial for about $110. Might cost another $100 to have an authorized dealer install it. There is room in the minis for two internal storage devices.

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