Updating ssd MacBook Pro 2010 - OS?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jensv, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Jensv macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2017
    Dear all

    I was hoping you can help me understand a process when updating a macbook pro better.

    I have a macbook pro from 2010. I have been so happy to won it, but since I did an update it has been painfully slow – in reality unusable.

    Reading about this on the net I decided to spend some money on an upgrade.

    I have bought a new SSD from Samsung so that I can replace my old disk.

    When I got my computer the OS was preinstalled so I never got a disk.

    I can understand there are basically two ways to approach the update with regard to the OS that seems viable for me.

    I could install the new disk and then boot from a external disk where I have an timemachine copy.

    Or I can make a new install of the OS with a USB key and boot from that? If I do a new install perhaps it will be better as a ‘fresh computer’ will be faster?
  2. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    New Install is better

    But I would just use Carbon Copy cloner to copy your current disk to a new disk in an external enclosure

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