Chaning my MacBooks HDD - whats the best way to swap data over?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by loztheguru, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. loztheguru macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Im upgrading my macbooks tiny 60gb HDD as Im fed up of constantly running out of space.

    One of the main reasons for doing this is I want more space in my Windows partition. I know this isnt possible once its been set by bootcamp, but how would it work if I was upgrading the HDD?

    I have an external drive which I backup regularly with time machine - can I use this to basically carbon copy my current configuration? And if so, what happens to the windows partition under these circumstances?

    EDIT: Could a friendly passing Mod edit the typo in the title for me?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Use carbon copy cloner to take the contents of your current hard drive and pop them onto a larger one.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  4. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Isn't superduper selective about which files it copies (in other words, not a true clone)?
  5. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020


    Apr 9, 2008
    When you install OSX on the new HD it will ask you if you want to copy over the contents of another HD so just connect your old HD then and it will copy over everything from the old HD to the new HD.
  6. rablat macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2007
    Classified NSA intel
    Boot from the OSX disks and you will see in the menu bar utilities.
    With your external attached, choose "restore from backup".

    That's what I did when I upgrade my new Macbook from 120GB To 320GB.
    Worked like a charm.

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