I added a new SSD drive to my mid-2010 Mac Pro, and want to do a clean install of latest OS, but keep hitting snags. My existing startup drive is in bay 1, and the formatted but empty SSD is in bay 2. My current drive is still running Yosemite, so was planning to do a clean install of High Sierra on the new drive, and then migrate my data from the existing drive to the new SSD. Mac for beginners youtube 2016 free.

Original plan was to use Internet recovery to load the system onto the new drive. But I am in a building with a shared wifi, and apparrantly there are limitations to what type of wifi security works with internet recovery.

But I can format the SSD as APFS from within 10.13 and then clone back to it which seems to be working perfectly. Running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.2 and can’t restore my Macintosh HDD internal drive to the newly purchased Crucial MX300 using the Disk Utility when booted using recovery mode. Jul 3, 2018 - I've just got hold of a really rather nice 500GB Samsung T5 SSD. Starting in macOS High Sierra, both APFS and Mac OS Extended.

I can connect to the wifi, but not to the internet through this manner, and I don't have easy access to the router or a wired connection. Also, since my current drive is running Yosemite, it seems that is what OS Recovery would install. Wondering what the next best method for installing the OS on the new drive would be? Not sure if I can just download it, and install it on the SSD from my current startup, or if I can to create some kind of external bootable drive. Any suggestions most appreciated. There is no need to drop back to Recovery to download (and Install) High Sierra.

As says, you can do it right in the running (older version of) MacOS. But there is a need to initialize your new SSD to the default GUID partition Map and HFS+ Volume, so that is will appear empty and AVAILABLE for the Installer. If you prefer, you can stop the Installer right after it finishes the download, and create an Installer USB stick. This article explains how: there are a few little Utilities that can help if you find Terminal overwhelming:. I originally initialized the SSD as Mac OS Extended (Journaled), but otherwise its empty. Then you are done, and it should be seen as available and empty. If it had been shipped to you and was still an NTFS drive, it would likely NOT be seen as a candidate for Install, which is a bump in the road at the point when you want to just tell it to GO.

HFS+ extended journaled is the same as MacOS extended (journaled). That is, until you get yours installed -- at which point APFS will become the 'normal' format for Mac drives.😠x9D. So attempted today and not going well. The installer does see the new disk, but keeps freezing after installing 4 files (AppleDiagnostics.chunklist, Basesystem.chunklist, Basesystem.dmg.partial, and index.sproduct). Grey bar is about 1/8 of the way through.

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