Separating OS and Apps and Files on a Macbook Pro with 2 Drives
February 12, 2014 7:41 AM Subscribe
I am planning on using an OWC Data Doubler to replace the optical drive in my mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro with a 120GB SSD. My plan is to use the SSD for the OS and applications and then use the HDD for files. I have a Time Machine backup and a Super Duper clone of my HDD. However, I some questions about the easiest way to reformat the drives after the installation is complete.
The installation part is simple, and I will be putting the old optical drive in an enclosure so I can use via USB.
What I am wondering is how, using my existing backups, to get the OS and apps on the SSD (which will obviously be the bootable drive), and then just have the HDD consist of just my files.
It seems like the obvious answer is to simply install MacOS on the SSD, reinstall all my apps on the SSD, and then reformat the HDD and copy all my old files over to it via Time Machine.
However, before going through all of that, I am wondering if there is a more efficient way.
is the setup I am using.
Thanks, as always, for your help.