Hard Drive transfer from old Mac to new Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gator24765, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a

    Gator24765

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    I have a 2009 MBP and I am going to get a new 2011 MBP. Is it possible to just swap the hard drives and everything will be just gravy? I assume they are the same hard drive..

    Basically I have a lot of stuff on this computer and don't want to go through the hassle of transferring everything.. If I just through in my current hard drive to the new mac will it boot up just like my computer is now?


    I am changing computers because of many reasons.. the speed bump, 15" down to 13" and physical problems with my current one..
     
  2. Gator24765 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Gator24765

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    I currently have 10.6.8..

    I just don't want to go through all the trouble of switching over and installing software etc.. besides my current HDD is larger than the stock..

    That might be my easiest option, because i have heard mixed reviews of migration assistant especially with software.
     

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