Zachary Grossman zachg My computer as a whole is running very slow and I have been told that an SSD will make a big difference for me. Dan danj. Self employed contract worker. The first thing you'll want to do is make sure you have a full backup of your stuff on an external drive. Next, If your drive is quite full delete some of the stuff you don't really need. So trim away!
Not sure what I'll do yet, but the suggestions are helpful.
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One question: I chose Crucial after seeing them often recommended in this subreddit, yet no one recommended then in this thread. Was I mistaken to think they were worth considering? The change made it feel like a completely different computer. No problems, and it made my MBP just fly.
Highly recommended, and a great price compared to the newer Pro. An SSD will definitely give you a noticeable improvement in responsiveness.
However, it won't do anything as far as rendering your stuff or stutter-free streaming HD o. An SSD will give you an improvement on startup, shutdown, Apps launches, and Apps retrieving information. It won't give you better performance for movie editing. That said, samsung EVO is a nice one.
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This will mld as an emergency account in case something goes wrong with the other drive. Move your user directories to the other drive at the root level, rather than nested inside a Users folder. You can do a simple drag and drop. Click the lock icon and enter your administrative password. Right-click the user for which you want to point to files on the other drive and choose Advanced.
Click the Choose button next to the Home Directory field. Select the director on the other drive and click Open.
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Click OK. This Mac article is in response to a ssc submitted by Macworld reader Dave. Installed the SSD, ran OS dvd, partitioned the new ssd, then clicked on continue, got an option to restore OS, selected that and used time machine backup. This tranferred my latest backup to the new ssd, tok about 2 hours.
Mac restarted and booted from ssd. Everything worked.
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Turned off mac and back on all booted ok. Switched off last night, this morning switched mac back on, would not boot from SSD. Put back in OS DVD, checked disk utility, saw sss ssd, under partition all ok but cant make it start up disk, got error message, partition fail, tried verify disk now and got some information was unavailable during an internal look up.
I then tried the unmount tab but it says could not unmount. I am stuck good and proper. I wonder why it worked for a while and then once left powered off overnight failed.Connect it to an Ethernet network cable, hold Cmd+Opt+R, and power up the machine. It will start an “Internet Recovery”. From there you can install the original Mac OS X. It might be that it can also do it over WiFi, but my Mid non-Pro can’t. After setting up your user you can upgrade to macOS High Sierra from the App Store. Jul 31, · *Any make best? *Is it easy to transfer OS to the external drive? (ie is it really. best to get a new Mini)? * If I did go for a new Mini, would the GHz dual core Mini or the 2GHz quad core Mini Server be faster? External SSD for a mid Mac Mini More Less. Apple Footer. 1 Answer. Here's the better cable: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid ) Hard Drive Cable - Apple P/N Once the new SATA cable & drive are installed you'll need to boot up under either your old drive or the thumb drive we created to install a fresh copy of OS.
Then I installed a fresh version of osx on the ssd. After installation I plugged in my dead hdd with my old installation and simply dragged my home folder to my new hdd.
When foor was finished i changed the path to my home folder in system settings to my old folder I just copied to my new hdd. I haven't tried having the main OS disk externally but there should be recovery partition never the less. Recovery Mode gives you all you need to re install OS X.