Step by step guide to switch to SSD needed.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Daniel97, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  2. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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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
     
  3. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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

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    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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  5. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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!
     
  6. GGJstudios, Jan 20, 2012
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Why don't people read anymore? :rolleyes:
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    Or when you open the app:
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  7. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    :rolleyes: No. Just boot from it.
     
  9. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    From that link:
     

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