Fitting new hard drive, install options

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  1. thebassmanmac, May 2, 2012
    Last edited: May 2, 2012

    thebassmanmac macrumors newbie

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    I have got my new 500Gb hard drive for my MacBook Aluminium, ready to fit tonight.
    Any preferences for transferring all my data.

    My options are;

    Clone old hard drive
    Install Lion etc then use Migration assistant from my time machine
    Install Lion etc, then manual copy of music, photos etc.

    The Mac is a late 2009, so may have loads of old crap on the current install, so i am thinking maybe a fresh clean install.

    Whats your thoughts?

    cheers

    thebassmanmac
     
  2. allapon macrumors regular

    allapon

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    I prefer Clean Install, but you have to know where and what data do you need.

    For me, I back up Mail, Address book, iCal. Also, I copy iTune folder and Picture folder along with document folder.
     
  3. thebassmanmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool, that's the route I have followed.
    I still have the time machine back ups and external hard drive back ups.
    My music is in music match, so that part should be easy.
    Cheers
    Thebassmanmac
     

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