Upgrade ssd question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rabe9987, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. rabe9987 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my rmbp mid 2012 ssd to owc aura 480 gig ssd. My question is should I do a fresh install of OS X and use migrate assistant or just clone my old ssd to the new one considering my present OS X installation runs without issues.

    Thank you for your advices.
  2. fig macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I always do clean installs, gives a chance to clean up any extraneous junk and makes sure everything installs properly.

    Takes a bit more time but I like having a fresh system to work from.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If your machine is running fine now, there is no need to go through all the work of a fresh install. Just clone everything over.

    Installing, then using Migration Assistant is not really a clean install and won't benefit you at all. If there are bugs or incompatible utilities on your Mac, Migration Assistant will import them all.

    A true clean install is when you erase the drive and reinstall the OS, then manually reinstall all apps and data and settings.

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