Best procedure for copying OSX + recovery partition + bootcamp to new SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whitedragon101, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2008
    My new SSD (Samsung Evo 750GB) is on the way and I was wondering if there is a general consensus of the best options, or a few "can't go wrong" options for copying the drive 1 to 1.

    My system : Early 2011 MBP 17" 8gb RAM 7200rpm HD 500GB

    The change = 500GB Hitachi 7200rpm HD ---> 750GB Samsung Evo SSD

    I am aware of Carbon Copy Cloner and Super Duper for the OSX side of things, not sure which is best but neither are free and cost £20-£30. I think CCC might take care of the recovery partition clone but not sure

    Are there any free options?

    I am not aware of anything that does the whole drive including windows and all, so I suspect I will need a windows cloner as well. If this is expensive I may just clone the OSX side and setup bootcamp again from the disk. I'm not sure if this will confuse OSX as, as far as the cloned OSX partition is concerned the windows partition will still be there. Will this be a problem?

    Anything I missed?
    Is there anything that I have not mentioned that could be a problem or that I need to do?
  2. drsox macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2011
    CCC works fine. Try the test mode.

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