Mac SSD upgrade advice please

spark240spark240 Frets: 1199
My Mac has a 1Tb standard HD in it, Ive added a 250G SSD drive and I want to put the OS and my Studio One Daw on it....

Ive seen tons of vids etc but they just dont seem to apply to my situation.

I can't do a straight "restore" from Disk utility as there is too much data.

Help please ?





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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3950
    Boot using command - option - R and load SSD with a fresh install of OSX via the net. If SSD not recognized use disk utility to make the partition before loading OSX to it
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1199
    Ok...so I’ve done that and now it’s asking if I want to transfer anything onto it...

    i have 4 options,
    Applications, 
    A folder with my name , 
    Other Files and folders
    Computer and networks setting.

    what you think? 



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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1199
    This has gone slightly wrong.....The new SSD is all in and has a new OS install on it, I transferred some stuff but my DAW doesnt seem to have come across, and Im having to reset all of my settings etc, its like a new computer is this right?

    Its booting from the new SSD, I can still see my original drive and contents, so as yet nothing is lost, just a bit messed up.

    Have I dont it correctly do you think?


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  • Danny1969Danny1969 Frets: 3950
    That's how I would have done it. New OS on the SSD, clean load no junk from the previous OS. Then reinstall programs such as DAW. 

    Although ghosting \ imaging drives saves a lot of time it's not an option if the new drives smaller plus you don't want to transfer a lot of legacy junk in an old OS anyway, a clean load is generally a better idea
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1199
    Danny1969 said:
    That's how I would have done it. New OS on the SSD, clean load no junk from the previous OS. Then reinstall programs such as DAW. 

    Although ghosting \ imaging drives saves a lot of time it's not an option if the new drives smaller plus you don't want to transfer a lot of legacy junk in an old OS anyway, a clean load is generally a better idea
    I feel a bit better now thanks !


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