Upgrade ssd question

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

  1. rabe9987 macrumors newbie

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    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

    fig

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    #2
    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

    Weaselboy

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    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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