Cloning/Replacing Internal Hard Drive help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peete, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. peete macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2010
    hey everybody, thanks for your time!

    i need to clone and replace my internal hard drive. it's 150 GB and almost full, so I'm replacing it with a Seagate 500 GB so I can upgrade from Os x 10.4 to Snow Leopard, and generally have TONS more space:)

    I'm attempting to do the cloning in Disk Utility- I've got the new internal hard drive connected via USB right now, however when i select it as the destination, the 'Restore' option remains greyed out...

    I imagine I need to format my hard drive, however I impulsively clicked 'New Image' and it began creating a disk image of the new hard drive...

    Will this accomplish the same task formatting it would? Am i on the right track with this?

    I plan to clone the information, then switch the hard drives. That should all work, right?

    Thanks for the help guys!!!!


    (ps- i'm running a 2007 macbook pro, os x 10.4.11, 2.33 Ghz intel core 2 duo, 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM)
  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Download Carbon Copy Cloner and it will make a bootable copy of everything on the current drive and put it on the other one. Very easy to use.
  3. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    Away from you
    +1. Either that or SuperDuper.

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