Using SSD from old MacBook in new 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mullinsr, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. mullinsr macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    Hello all,

    I installed an OCZ Agillity 128gb SSD in my MacBook (first model, 2ghz Core Duo) a few weeks ago and it has been spectacular.

    Butttt I just got a great deal on a 15.4" MBP (previous generation so the HD is very easily accessible).

    What I am wondering is if I just swapped my SSD, which I did a clean install of SL on, into the MBP would it work? Or will I just need to do another clean install?
  2. iWhoopu macrumors newbie


    Sep 19, 2009
    around and about
    No I don't think so, the installation was done on another system.
    You'll have to erase and reinstall, for it to work.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Nope, you'll need to reinstall the OS.

    Especially if you have the dual gpu model. There's been lots of threads over at apple discussions related to problems with switching GPUs on MBPs that either had an old hard drive (and old OS) placed in the computer (like what you're looking to do) or restoring a cloned drive to the new MBP.

    Basically enough of the components changed that you'll be having problems if you don't install fresh.
  4. mullinsr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    Thanks for the input. Was assuming this would be the case but figured I would check before being an idiot and trying it/screwing something up

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