'Upgrading' from 320Gb to 80Gb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eron, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. eron macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    I have a late Oct 2008 15" mbp.

    Got myself an Intel 80gb ssd.
    My current partition takes up 80gb exactly. So I'm planning on moving 20Gb+ of my iTunes contents to an external hdd or expresscard ssd.
    I have a TimeMachine backup hdd as well.

    I realised that there are 2 routes of transferring the data. 1 is to Carbon Copy, clone, the other is by using the TimeMachine.

    1)If I install a fresh MacOS, while using the migration assistant, would I get a cleaner HDD, with more space? I'm not sure what options there are while using the migration assistant.

    2)Is there anything I need to 'disable' for the SSD use? Like the hdd antishock system?

    3)I'm using a May production Intel SSD, do I still need to update the firmware?

    Please advice, thanks. :)
  2. eron thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
  3. qpid macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2004
    1. maybe depending on what you select to transfer
    2. no
    3. no

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