Change to new empty ssd mbAir 2014

Pimmp

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May 13, 2018
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Wanted to clone the full 120GB ssd to the new 240GB ssd but adapters are a little bit expensive.
I have read on internet that you can do a time machine backup but what i don´t really understand is if it is possible to boot up with an empty ssd to restore computer from time machine backup.
Do i have to do internet restore first?
Should i create an usb boot disk instead, however i´m currently away and not on a mac so i cannot download El Capitan iso for this purpose.

How would you solve this matter?
 

Macdctr

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Nov 25, 2009
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I would recommend going with an M.2 NVMe drive. You can get a much higher capacity drive for much cheaper and also have better drive speed performance to boot! You can source a 512GB M.2 drive for around $200 an with a Syntech M.2 adapter, enjoy the new improved drive :)
 

Mack813

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Jan 24, 2013
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Transcend is another manufacturer. You could get an OEM drive from eBay too.

You could go with an nvme drive too (I'm running a 256 GB Intel 600p in an early 2015 Air): https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/upgrading-2013-2014-macbook-pro-ssd-to-m-2-nvme.2034976/

Links to purchase?


I would recommend going with an M.2 NVMe drive. You can get a much higher capacity drive for much cheaper and also have better drive speed performance to boot! You can source a 512GB M.2 drive for around $200 an with a Syntech M.2 adapter, enjoy the new improved drive :)
Links to purchase?
 
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