All you need is your WiFi key or Ethernet cable: I've now done exactly this. I then installed Lion from scratch using Internet Recovery. What a great feature!
Incidentally - this left me without my free copy of iLife. Tiem tiem. Yes, any SSD will work. Just make sure you upgrade to the drive's latest firmware version after installation.
As for OS install, I put the old drive into an external enclosure and booted from its Recovery partition. But I should have researched better.
More here: David Hodson davidhodson. If all you're doing is replacing the hard drive that's already there, then you're just performing a basic hard drive swap. Make sure you've got the right size a standard 2. I personally prefer to just use a Time Machine backup to restore to the new drive.
I have become aware that the OS install is quite a bit different for Lion than for Leopard and Snow Leopard, thanks to the other people providing answers. I would trust someone more fluent in Lion than myself for OS install tips, but my answer about the physical hard drive is still correct. Check this out , everyone! Pretty slick, isn't it?
Those are ThunderBolt speeds! And some of the better ones at that! This is off-topic, but boy does the extra 4GB make a difference when you're dealing with the OS paging to the rpm stock drive. Doesn't have to be OWC's.
It can be a couple of OCZ's or a set of Intel drives. Incidentally, if anyone has any questions about OS X I have been using Lion exclusively since Dev. Preview 4 and the installation shouldn't get in the way of this at all.
We should be fine. I've also been an enthusiast when it comes to SSD technology for a while. My first one was the 1st gen.
In fact, the initial firmware crashed my then-ThinkPad laptop and it took a while to remedy the issue. Anyway, as we talked about, to get one of these bad boys into the Mac mini is relatively easy, as you're just doing a swap.
I'm going to need that 2nd drive in my mini! Hey there, Guest!
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Chan-man Honorable. Jan 27, 77 0 10, 0. I'm not new to to building computers and such but i've never really had to build a computer for speed for anyone but lately i've been trying to speed up my mac to maximum without killing it. Here are the specs: Have a fix? Post them below or e-mail us!
Page Sparr, FL. We have had one failure, but I think it was because a drive was improperly seated in its IcyDock. Why does an SSD improve performance? The case is nice and small, and the drive is plenty quick - way faster than all but the very best thumb drives. Apple SSD Controller:
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