Swapping hard drives mac pro

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  1. jsanfilippo5 macrumors newbie

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    Hi I have an early 2009 and a Mid 2012 mac pro. I would like to take the drive from my 2009 and put it in the 2012 - shoudl I experience any issuses without reinstalling the OS?
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Without you telling which OS is on it we can't tell.
     
  3. jsanfilippo5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry -

    both machines are running Lion.

    teh 2009 machine has a SSD drive with all of my applicatiosn on it - and I want to be able to use it in the 2012..
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Should work.
     
  5. jsanfilippo5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i guess its one of those things to just try and if it doesnt work go to plan b..
     
  6. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    There's nothing to say it shouldn't work. Drive is formatted correctly, OS' are identical and it should fit physically since it's a normal drive. There's absolutely no reason to believe there would be a problem with it.

    With that said I'd make sure to get a backup of it first; just in case. Nothing should go wrong but you never know when a computer will force you to reformat or something. Even when I expect things to go smoothly I always make a backup when doing hard drive related things.
     

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