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    Can I transfer OS from HD to SSD
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    Can I transfer OS from HD to SSD
    I want to purchase an SSD for my Macbook Pro (Leopard OS). I want to swap out the HD with the SSD.

    The Leopard OS DVD didn't come in the box.

    Is there anyway copy the OS from the HD to the SSD so that I can boot from the SSD?

    Also is there anyway to make Leopard install DVD from what's on my HD?

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    From what I have read on this forum, you need to do a clean install of the OS on the SSD or it will perform very poorly. Spinning rainbow curser, lag opening apps, etc.

    As to the DVD from the OS, unfortunately not possible. You will need to get a real install DVD from somewhere.


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    Yeah, like McYukon said, it isn't recommended to clone a HDD to a SSD due to the write and data structure of the SSD compared to the HDD.
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    Thanks...for the answer. I will go out and buy the Leopard DVD before I do the switch over from HD to SSD.

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    Can I transfer OS from HD to SSD

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattlerMac View Post
    I want to purchase an SSD for my Macbook Pro (Leopard OS). I want to swap out the HD with the SSD.

    The Leopard OS DVD didn't come in the box.

    Is there anyway copy the OS from the HD to the SSD so that I can boot from the SSD?

    Also is there anyway to make Leopard install DVD from what's on my HD?
    Not sure why everyone on this forum states you MUST do a clean install when moving to a SSD. That is incorrect. I have done it several times without any problems.

    Just get a copy of SuperDuper cloning software and it will have no problem cloning your current install to the SSD.

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    there seems to be 2 parties here here one go for clone, one go for using osx install, which party is right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycl1688 View Post
    there seems to be 2 parties here here one go for clone, one go for using osx install, which party is right ?
    It seems the people that are recommending a clean install are following advice from OWC.

    Not that they are wrong but they are stating what may be best for their SSDs.

    I don't use OWC drives.

    In any event if you have a time machine backup that is current, made just before you move anything to a SSD, then first doing a clone would be the way to go. If it works as it has for me you're up and running. If it doesn't then all you have to do is wipe the SSD and install clean. Then use the TM backup to move all your files over. You also have the original drive which has everything on it.

    But in all honesty I don't see the difference between cloning or using TM at the time of a clean install. You end up with all the same data with both systems.

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    The main problem cloning to an SSD is with alignment. Poor alignment is the reason many SSD's do fail early in life. Have a read of this link and make up own mind the way to go:-


    Cloning HDD to SSD. - AnandTech Forums

    Whilst nearly all the discussion is from Windows users, it is pertinent to Macs as well.
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    Right but there is a way to check the alignment before you begin. If it checks out then you are fine to clone.

    I always check the alignment of the HDD on both platforms, Mac & PC before cloning or imaging.

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