My shiny Retina MacBook Pro (or MacBook Pro with Retina Display as we're meant to call it now), is on it's way over from China at the moment (thanks to a 16GB RAM BTO). I wanted to get opinions on how to move my data across. I have a Mid 2012 cMBP, and three options (using my surprisingly short £25 Thunderbolt Cable): 1- Migration Assistant 2- Full on clone 3- Completely fresh, and copy the data over manually Now, I am all for a fresh install, nothing like a good old scrub to make things run nicely. But, would Migration Assistant-esque copying also emulate this? I just don't want all my collection of hoarded data equivalent to crap coming over... What about the clone? Ignoring the crud, would there be issues, in terms of drivers etc? Though, looking at kexts it seems that OS X just carts round all the drivers to everything all the time... But would the change be a confusion to OS X? I do have two hard drives in this MBP, so I'd have to go through and manually copy over the iTunes, DropBox folders etc... and relink them manually anyway. I just wanted to see what other's think, and have done. This is the first time I have gone from one Mac/ computer to Mac, having decided to start computing completely afresh when I switched from the dark side of a £350 Compaq-wintel gargoyle of a laptop. Decisions, decisions.