Configuring new 2012 Mac Mini
I am setting up a new Mac Mini that I put a SSD and a 7,200 RPM HDD in before ever starting it.
I attached the factory HDD to a PPC Mac and made a disk image of it as a backup of the OEM install. (It came out at 8.66 GB so it will have to go on a flash drive.)
My question is what you may think is the best way to get the OEM install onto the SSD? (At least at the present time, my intention is to store digital photos, iTunes files & etc on the spinning drive.)
One possibility I though of was to attach the factory HDD to the Mini and do an option start to the (external) factory drive, go through the initial setup and then clone it over to the SSD.
Another possibility is to clone the factory install to a flash drive and attach it to the Mini and go through the setup the same as with the factory HDD option. I don't know which would be quicker...probably a tossup.
Once I get the Mini up and running I will probably use the factory HDD as a backup though I have a number of 3.5" HDDs to use as a Time Machine and additional backups once I transfer what I want off of the old Mac.
I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions