SSD / OS Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ko86804n, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. ko86804n macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I have been a long time reader first time poster. I need some help / advice. About six months ago I installed a Crucial 500g SSD in my main hard drive compartment. Everything was fine for the most part. I copied the hard drive over right on to the ssd. I think that could have compromised my performance in the last six months.

    I decided to install my old 500g hard drive in my optical drive slot. In the process, I unplugged my SSD. Everything fits fit and is good. The good news is my macbook pro is running faster then it ever has. Is it because I unplugged the SSD and it reset?

    The bad news is it seems to have reset everything when I installed the old hard drive in the cd rom slot. I have done nothing I just started my computer and I do have back ups on an external before I did this task.

    Anyway, to be more clear about the exact problem. It seems my computer is running as it has about 24 months ago (my sr year of college) I have college papers on my desk top that I have long long deleted. The second off thing is everything needs to be updated flash, microsoft, everything. Additionally, I think I am missing a lot of apps, software, random stuff. I am not sure exactly what because I did not really take count before. I work at an investment bank and my vpn log in stuff is missing as well. It's pretty important I get this back.

    Do you think the old hard drive is interfering with the SSD? I'm pretty sure the OS is running on the SSD because like I said my laptop is flying.

    I greatly appreciate any help.

    Best,

    Kyle
     
  2. ko86804n thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, I just plugged my external drive in and it says my last back up was May 17th 2015. I backup about every 10-14 days..
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    You're booting off of the old HDD. Just go into System Preferences and select the correct Startup disk.
     
  4. ko86804n thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did I do not think the SSD is showing up. There looks like there is two Hard drives both mac 10.9.5
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The one that you're not currently booting from is your SSD.
     

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