Best way to upgrade Macintosh HD to a bigger size? newb help

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  1. nomadpass macrumors member

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    I have a 500gb drive at my main drive but I would like to upgrade it to a 1tb. How can I do this?

    Can I clone the old drive to the new 1tb drive and then just put that into the first hard drive bay?
     
  2. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    It would be very helpful if you posted WHAT KIND OF COMPUTER YOU HAVE. Of course, I figure it's not a PowerMac because you said you wanted to upgrade to 1TB.
     
  3. nomadpass thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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    bays don't matter.

    clone the drive to the 1TB, choose it at as the startup disk in system prefs. done.
     
  5. ventro macrumors 6502a

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  6. Shagrat macrumors 6502a

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    I have used Carbon Copy Cloner for this.

    Easy!
     
  7. nurivo macrumors member

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    Tons of options. There's SuperDuper, Carbon Copy Cloner and if you want to you can even use the disk utility that comes with Mac OS X. (via Restore)
     
  8. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Id rather go the 'Apple' way.... Backup everything with TMachine.... Install Mac OS with TM backup again!:p

    Otherwise... CCC is a good option!
     
  9. teohyc macrumors regular

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  10. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    SuperDuper! FTW. I just backed up 2 terabytes of data with it.
     
  11. wpc33 macrumors 6502

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    SuperDuper is the only thing I roll with. I like it more than Time Machine for regular backups, as it's the most reliable, true copy utility for the mac, period. Try it.
     
  12. Thiol macrumors 6502a

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    Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper seem to be people's favorites. They are more or less the same (I like CCC, but can't really justify it as better except that it's free). Time Machine restores purposely leave out some files and some things get reset.
     

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