I have a MacBook Pro (early 2012) with Lion and Windows 7 installed on the internal HDD. I use Bootcamp to swap between them when booting the machine.
I want to replace the optical drive with an SSD. There are lots of instructions online, but my question is this: can I just install the SSD in the machine, then use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy my HDD to the SSD, then afterwards wipe the HDD to be partitioned as storage space? The HDD is 750Gb but the SSD is only 256Gb - but there is minimal data on the HDD at the moment.
What I'm thinking of doing is: 1. install the SSD in place of the optical drive. 2. Clone the HDD to the SSD. 3. Boot from the SSD (how?) 4. Wipe and partition the HDD to be shared as storage space 50/50 Windows/Mac.
Thanks for your help,