Best way to transition to a new MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LoneWolf121188, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I'm buying my second MBP in the next few days and wanted to know what's the best way to move everything to the new machine? I currently have a 500GB 7200RPM drive, so can I just stick my old HDD in the new laptop?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Switching HDs isn't recommended as those MBPs aren't identical thus have different drivers which might cause issues.

    If you want to use your current HD, use Migration Assistant to transfer your files to the new Mac, then put the HD from your old Mac to an external enclosure (Target Disk Mode could also work) and wipe it with Disk Utility and then clone your internal HD with Carbon Copy Cloner and then just swap the HDs and you're done

    Don't hesitate to ask, it sounds complicated but it isn't

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