For posterity's sake, here is something I asked first: What static state drive (SSD) should I buy for my macbook?
As soon as I figure out which ssd I am going to buy, I would like to know where I should go next.
Here is my system:
(This macbook was purchased from Apple as a refurbished macbook a couple years ago. I have a 2TB Western Digital usb 3 external hard drive (currently NTFS) that may be of assistance to me in this as well.)
15-inch, Mid 2012
OS X Yosemite version 10.10.4
Processor 2.3GHz Intel Core i7
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB
500GB SATA hard drive
Ideally, I would like to have my OSX system on the new ssd. If this can be done how do I do this?
Do I use Mac's Time Machine, backup the system onto the 2TB external hard drive, and later install from that external hard drive to my new ssd?
Do I need to start fresh? And if this is my only route, how do I do this?