Step by step guide to switch to SSD needed.

Daniel97

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Hi all,

I've bought an SSD for my Mac Mini and need to know how to transfer all my media to it.

I've bought a transfer kit etc.

So my home folder is stored on an external HD and my OS and apps are on my OEM drive. How do I clone this OEM drive to the SSD.

Which program and what's the step by step instructions for that program?

Thanks!
 

Krazy Bill

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No offense but after 400 posts you should know how to find the information without having to wait and depend on curt replies. (Like mine :))

Clone Mac Drive
 
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Daniel97

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Sorry but I have CCc just don't know how to make a 100% identical copy which is bootable
 
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GGJstudios

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Sorry but I have CCc just don't know how to make a 100% identical copy which is bootable
Both the app's help feature and their website have step-by-step instructions on how to use the app to make bootable copies. All it takes is clicking and reading. You don't need someone in a forum to spoon-feed you information that is already available, if you just take the time to read. When you launch CCC, you're presented with a window that has this at the top:
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Daniel97

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Sorry but nowhere in the settings can I find anything that says I can make my backup a ,bootable disk. Whether I don't understand it or can't find it I don't know but I'm stuck and don't know how to make this backup identical so it can be used as my boot drive!
 
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GGJstudios

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Sorry but nowhere in the settings can I find anything that says I can make my backup a ,bootable disk. Whether I don't understand it or can't find it I don't know but I'm stuck and don't know how to make this backup identical so it can be used as my boot drive!
Why don't people read anymore? :rolleyes:
Or when you open the app:
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Daniel97

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But where is the confirmation that the drive is bootable? Shouldn't it give me a text somewhere saying this drive is bootable?
 
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Daniel97

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Fair enough ...

Thank you

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Oo one last bit .. Why are backup sizes smaller than the actual HD size?

And do the recovery partition get copied too? If not why and how do I do it
 
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GGJstudios

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Thank you .. Although don't understand the 2nd one ...
From that link:
When performing a block copy of a Lion volume, CCC will automatically clone the Recovery HD volume associated with the source disk. Because the Recovery HD volume is not generally required on a backup volume, though, CCC will not clone this volume during an ordinary file-level backup.
 
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