Carbon Copy Cloner or Time Machine for restore?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shstiger2009, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. shstiger2009 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2011
    What's the best way to copy a machine to another one? CCC, or Restore From Backup via Time Machine option in Disk Utility?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    CCC can clone HDs so it might be a bit quicker way than TM.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Both work very well, and one is not necessarily better than the other

    You can also do a fresh install and use Migration Assistant with both CCC and TM

    What exactly are you doing?
    If you are moving from one machine to another that is a different machine (i.e. iMac to MBP), you might want to do a fresh install and use Migration Assistant
  4. shstiger2009 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2011
    MacBook Air to MacBook Air. Already set up everything the way I want it, and I'm returning my 2GB version for the 4GB version.

    I was also wondering if just doing a Fresh Install and using Migration Assistant was a better option.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    CCC makes a bootable copy; TM doesn't. I also prefer CCC because it doesn't consume as much space as TM. I don't need TM's roll-back feature.

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