Change to new empty ssd mbAir 2014

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Pimmp, May 13, 2018.

  1. Pimmp macrumors newbie

    Pimmp

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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?
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    Create a TM backup of the 120. Replace the 120 with the 240. Connect TM drive, power up holding the Option key, boot from TM drive, partition 240, restore TM backup to 240.
     
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  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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  5. Macdctr macrumors 6502

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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 :)
     
  6. Mack813 macrumors member

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    Links to purchase?


    Links to purchase?
     
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