Swap ssd to new MacBook?

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  1. Ifti, Jul 7, 2012
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    Ifti macrumors 68000

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    I have MacBook Pro - specs in sig, running Lion.

    I'm considering purchasing a new MacBook now that the newer systems have a decent spec bump over my current unit.

    I want to keep my SSD though, and I have all the program's and settings as I want them. Can I simply remove my current SSD and install it into the new MacBook, then run a software update?
     
  2. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I guess the other option is to use migration assistant to move everything across, then clone the drive, install the SSD, and restore the clone?

    If I have to use migration assistant, does it move everything so my new MacBook will be set up exactly like the old?
     
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    Maybe. Sometimes new models have a special build of the OS, even though both are 10.7.4 for example. I know the new Airs use a special build, but not sure about the Pro models.
     
  5. ClassObject macrumors 6502

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    I boot my current version MacBook air with an OS cloned from my Mac pro. Works fine
     

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