2nd Drive and Drive Cloning?

darkchief1

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If I install an ssd into my macbook with an adapter bay for the dvd drive, can I clone my original drive onto it and then format the original hard drive so that I do not need to purchase a sata to usb adapter?
 

luna74

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Hey darkchief,
Yes, you can clone the original drive onto the ssd while it is connected via the optical drive's msata port. If the ultimate goal is to have the ssd be the boot drive for the computer you should know up front that, if you do this you're going to need to change your boot options in system preferences by selecting the ssd as the drive you'd like to boot from or you won't reach the boot times you would otherwise. Hope you're having a good day.
 
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