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I've just bought a crucial ssd that comes with a data transfer kit consisting of a usb lead and data cloning cd. Is it sensible to use the cd as it comes from the ssd manufacturer, or would it be better to clean install from bootable dvd?
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Thanks,

Just to check, to clean install whilst ssd is still external

Conect ssd via usb, load dvd then restart mac? Hold option key and select ssd when given the option?

Once ive done this, then use migration assiss to transfer apps etc.

I want to have the ssd fully configured prior to opening up my mbp

Cheers
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Thanks,

Just to check, to clean install whilst ssd is still external

Conect ssd via usb, load dvd then restart mac? Hold option key and select ssd when given the option?

Once ive done this, then use migration assiss to transfer apps etc.

I want to have the ssd fully configured prior to opening up my mbp

Cheers
It is easy to use carbon copy clone, clone to ssd externally, test SSD by holding option key while restart, if it works switch the drives, this way you know the ssd works, without
opening up your mbp.
And using the osx installer same routine holds option key while restart, install osx to internal SSD drive, you should be in business.
A piece of hint if you have Mountain lion to clone, CCC will charge you, if you have Lion in the internal drive will be free. Another words clone with Lion osx will be free on regular drive, install the ML osx on the ssd when it becomes internal.
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