Hard Drive Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by itisme1760, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2008
    I am about to purchase a Seagate Momentus XT 500GB 7200 RPM Hybrid SSD HDD drive to replace my OEM Hitachi? 5400 320GB RPM hard drive.

    I have a few questions.

    Is it possible to just backup an image of the 320GB drive and place that image on the 500GB drive? How can I do this with only a Macbook Pro (Late 2008).

    What software is necessary?

    I also have a Windows 7 bootcamp partition, will this screw up anything in the process?

    I want to do the swap from the two hard drives as seemlessly as possible.

  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Carbon Copy Cloner will work great for you. I am not sure on the exact process, but I know this is the tool you need - and it’s free.
  3. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    As posted above CCC will do the job fine for the main OS X partition, but it will not backup your Windows installed system. There is an application that does that, sorry, can't remember the name right now, perhaps a search on MRoogle will pop it up?
    To back up your HD, you will need a cheap USB enclosure, install the new drive in the enclosure and connect it up. Use Disk Utility to partition the drive, to one partition, and run CCC to clone your old drive to the new one.
    Then backup your windows partition (that "no name" application).
    Then swap the drives and reboot.
    If you have it run Disk Warrior or Disk Utility on the new drive while booted up from the old drive, just to be sure everything is OK, and you should be up and running in good time.
  4. TrojanX macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2010
    Houston, Tx
    If I just go purchase a HDD such as the Momentus, do I need to format it in HTS+ first before the external enclosure process.
  5. BobbyCarbn macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2009
    Every time I migrate to a new system hard drive I use SuperDuper with great results.

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