External hdd Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by southpaw17, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. southpaw17 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2007
    I am going to replace the hdd in my MBP. I have an external enclosure coming. I'd like to do a fresh install on the new hdd, then put the current in the external, open in a finder window, and drag and drop the items from that drive that I wanted on my computer. After that is done I would like to completely reformat the old drive in the enclosure and use it as a backup. Is it possible to do it like this or will having OS X on the old drive screw this up somehow?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    That will work fine. I did exactly the same thing a few weeks ago.

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