Another hard drive upgrade question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by capn00, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. capn00 macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2007
    I haven't been following the the old thread on dual drive options in quite a while, but I have been running two drives for about a year and a half. I am finally to the point where I want to upgrade the data drive.

    What is the easiest option; clone data drive to new drive in external enclosure? Time Machine restore?

    I have, and plan to keep, all of the operating system and application files on the SSD currently in place, just need to update the data drive to a 750 GB.

    Sorry if this question has already been answered several (hundred) times...
  2. tekkietekkie macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2010
    the easiest is to use carbon copy cloner if you can attach the new drive at the same time

    otherwise you could use something like clonezilla to clone disk to disk or disk to image and then image to disk

    time machine is the slowest option but will work perfectly as well
  3. tmazur macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009
  4. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
    You can just copy/paste data. When I did the data swap, I used Disk Utility to "Restore" from the original disk to the new disk. It worked fine, but took around 6 hours for 600GB. Copy/paste would probably be a lot faster.

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