Feedback on replacing hard drive and putting in SSD drive.
I am going to replace my optical drive with an SSD this weekend, and at the same time, replace my spin drive with a larger one (500GB -> 1TB). And I'm trying to figure out the best sequence to do this. Here's what I have:
1. Backup current hard drive to external HD using SuperDuper (and test to make sure it's bootable)
2. Open computer and replace both drives
3. Restart from external bootable drive.
4. Restore backup to new spin drive from external HD
5. Start from new spin drive, install latest OS on SSD.
6. Restart from SSD.
7. Use Migration Assistant to move settings, accounts, apps over to SSD.
8. Enjoy the new found speed in my old mac
- I could alternately put the spin drive in an external housing and back up to it there, then install it with everything on it. Better or worse?
- Could do the same for the SSD - install OS on it, then put it in. Better or worse?
- I figure it's best to keep the OS on the spin drive in the Mac, so then I have two drives to boot from in case anything goes wrong with one of them. I'll start up from the spin drive every once in a while to make sure the OS is updated. What about the apps? Once I move them over to the SSD, is there any reason to keep them on the spin drive?
Other possibly important info - I also have a backup of my data to a Drobo, as an Plan B if anything above fails.
Is this a good question?