I own a MBP 13" mid 2009 running Snow Leopard. Now, I just bought Mountain Lion and haven't installed it yet. I am planning to get a new SSD to replace my optical drive.
Here's the process that I think is the most practical:
- Installing Mountain Lion on my HDD
- When the SSD arrives, I'll replace it with the HDD
- Now what? (something with the disk utility)
- Install Mountain Lion on the SSD
- Replace the optical drive with the HDD
- Backup all the HDD stuff except "System" folder - Is that right? How should I back up it?
- Reformat the drive
- Copy the data I backed-up back to the HDD
- Move "Applications" app to the SSD - Again, is that right? What about the "Application Support" folder?
Now to questions:
- See above: Number 6 question
- I read that I need to run disk utility before installing the DVD on the new SSD, how and why?
- Is it legal to install it on my current HDD, then install it on the SSD and remove it from the HDD?
- How can I move all my Apps to the new SSD?
- Do I need to move Library to the SSD also? If not, how will I configure that all the apps need to use the Library folder from the HDD?
- Will I have to re-install applications?