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    Oct 09, 2012
    iMac 27" add SSD

    I have an iMac 27" with an Intel SSD, i now want to add a 2. SSD, i have order the things i need, now im just have 1 question.

    I will Get a Samsung 830 SSD, will it be better for me to add the 2. SSD as slave or as Master.

    If Master, How do i get recovery part from the Old SSD over on the new SSD, my iMac 27" is from mid 2011, so there is no disk with it, its a part of the HDD.
    i was running 10.6.x and then i have upgrated to 10.8.x

    How can i get the recovery on the SSD and will it be 10.6 or 10.8 !?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 24, 2009
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.8 GHz
    Use Carbon Copy Cloner, and select create the recovery partition before cloning the drive.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    Be aware opening up your iMac and installing a hard drive may cause all sorts of problems as Apple has set up heat sensor cables which when interfered with will cause your fans to ramp up to full speed causing wear problems etc. Have a read of this link:-
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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