Transplanting HD from early '08 iMac to late '11 MBP

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mlsusa, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. mlsusa macrumors regular

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    My iMac is about to go out to pasture so I'm going to remove the new-ish SSD I had put into it and move it to my wife's laptop. I'm thinking of trying a straight-up swap -- i.e. no reformatting and rebuilding, just take out the old, pop in the new, fire up the machine. I figure worst case if the laptop rejects it or seems to run sub-optimally because it was built for a different model or architecture, I'll do a fresh build at that point, then maybe use Migration Assistant to copy back docs, pics, vids, etc.

    Question I have is if anyone's aware of any harmful effects to the hardware from trying something like this?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It will work if there is at least Mac OS X 10.6.8 installed on the SSD.
     
  3. mlsusa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Should've mentioned both machines are on Mountain Lion and are on auto-update so should be on the latest releases.
     

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