Can time machine back up mu current OS into my external SSD drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by montblanc1, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. montblanc1 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    I want to replace my current HDD with new SSD, here is the steps I will do, please help me identify if this is feasible!!!

    1. Put ssd in a external hard drive enclosure
    2. Connect the external SSD drive to MBP
    3. Back up the entire OS and files with time machine
    4. Remove the enclosure, take out ssd
    5. Put SSD in mu MBP, replacing HDD

    Will this work?
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    A time machine backup is not bootable. It is not a clone. You need SuperDuper or CarbonCopyClone.

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