Straight Drive Swap?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MrPunk2u, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. MrPunk2u macrumors member

    MrPunk2u

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    #1
    I own a 2009 Mac Mini with a SSD I installed myself - it's running 10.8.3

    I Just purchased a 2012 Mini, and want to swap its hard drive for my 2009's SSD

    Can i just do a straight out swap and not have to clone, etc etc
     
  2. opinio macrumors 65816

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    #2
    you could clone your SSD to an external drive and boot from it on the new 2012 to see if there are any configuration issues. I know you said you don't want to clone, but this cloning is more to run a test first. If it works ok on booting from the clone I do not see why it would not be the same with booting from the SSD (once installed in the new 2012).
     
  3. MrPunk2u thread starter macrumors member

    MrPunk2u

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    #3
    great idea! thanks
     

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