SSD upgrade help (2008 MB)

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  1. ickarumba1 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've recently bought a 120GB Vertex 2 for my MB, and I want to be sure on how to upgrade from the old HDD to SSD.
    My issue: I've lost my OS installation disc.
    I'm unsure on how to copy the OS onto an external drive and restore.
    Sorry, I'm an Apple noob.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #2
    1. Use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your current internal drive to an external
    2. Install the SSD
    3. Boot from the external HD by holding alt while booting
    4. Use CCC again to clone the external HD to the SSD
    5. Boot from the SSD by holding alt

    That's it in the nutshell.
     
  3. ickarumba1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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