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Safe OS Upgrade to Sierra

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May 18, 2014
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Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH X79
CPU
Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge Processor, 12 MB Cache, 3.40 GHz, Nero
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 4GB
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Hi,
I'm wondering to finally upgrade my OS, I'm actually using Yosemite.
Since I have some pending jobs to do, I wanna be sure I'm not going to break my system.
I have a clean SSD that I may use for the purpose so I was thinking that:
1- unplug the current Yosemite ssd
2- do a clean installation on the new ssd of Sierra
3- if it works I use it and manually install the programs ( not many, and all my data are already saved )
4-else I unplug the new ssd, plug back the old and continue to work until I have time to fix the other

will the point 4 work? if I plug back the ssd will it work? in other words will try to install Sierra on a different ssd impact in any way the system if a unplug that ssd?

I know that the bootloader is on the ssd so I think It should be fine you agree?


Just in case you need, here is my system:

ASUS SABERTOOTH X79 *
Intel BX80633I74930K Boxed Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge Processor, 12 MB Cache, 3.40 GHz, Nero
Corsair CW-9060009-WW Hydro Series H100I
Tp-Link TL-WDN4800 N900 Wireless N Dual Band PCI Express Adapter
Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 Gamming Scheda Video, VGA, 4 GB, PCIe, Nero
Corsair Simm Memoria RAM, DDR3, PC1866, 32GB, CL9 VenP k **
Corsair RM1000 1000 Watt
Samsung MZ-7KE256BW SSD 850 PRO, 256GB, for OS
Samsung MZ-7TE1T0BW SSD 840 EVO, 1TB for data
Fractal Design Define R5 Case

* will I also need to change any bios settings? or those that are working for Yosemite should be fine with Sierra?
** I'm wondering to double the ram, will this need any additional setup other than just buy the same again and plug in?


thank you all so much
 

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@NoughRec, please update your profile (personal details) with your Motherboard or Make/Model, CPU and Graphics Card.
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Profiles need to contain at least your primary system to assist others with helping you.
 
Joined
May 18, 2014
Messages
10
Motherboard
ASUS SABERTOOTH X79
CPU
Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge Processor, 12 MB Cache, 3.40 GHz, Nero
Graphics
Gigabyte GTX 980 G1 4GB
Mac
MacBook Pro
Mobile Phone
iOS
Anyone can help on this? :)
 
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