There is a ton of info out there about what I am about to do but I was hoping anyone with some personal experience could shoot me some tips or advice. I have been using an IPP since it came out. I gave my air to my wife . So that leaves me an iMac and an old MacBook to use for my "laptop needs" for the moment. (Waiting to see what he do with the MacBook and MacBook Pro line this year... I want to start by saying that I love my 2008 Black MacBook. It wasn't my first Mac but it holds a spot in my heart. People have offered me decent money for it and I couldn't even consider parting with it. Since I am currently sans laptop I decided to pull it out and do an upgrade. I purchased a Samsung ssd and a transfer cable from Amazon and I am planning on installing it tomorrow or Sunday. My main question/issue is I would like to clone my current hardrive and then partition the new drive so I can install Ubuntu... Not for any particular reason - I just want to mess around with another OS to see what's out there and Windows 10 doesn't do anything for me. I need to clone OS X because I have software that is no longer supported such as final cut express and I don't know where my install disks are. 1. My first main question is what software does everyone recommend for cloning. There are a few options and this is territory I haven't needed to go before. Can I selectively clone my drive and trim the fat so to speak? If this thread gets past question one without me getting flamed too hard I'll keep it going. Please - help me turn my blackbook into a member of the household again.