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Nov 4, 2010

I want to replace my current HDD with new SSD, here is the steps I will do, identify if this is feasible!!!

1. Put ssd in a external hard drive enclosure

2. Connect the external SSD drive to MBP

3. Back up the entire OS and files with time machine

4. Remove the enclosure, take out ssd

5. Put SSD in mu MBP, replacing HDD

Will this work?

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What I like about the Time Capsule is that it is neat to have all in one, takes up less space and only has 1 plug to attach, while Iike the idea that I can just connect a bigger drive later on the base station solution.

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2. Will everything be transparent to Snow Leopard?

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