HD Swapping

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mynameisshawn, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. mynameisshawn macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2008
    I just bought a 500gb Scorpio Black for my pre-uni MBP 17", I'm wondering if I could just CCC it and call it good? Would there be any problems if I just copied the HD to another?
  2. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    yep - simple as that.

    if you got an enclosure, just take the new HD, throw it in the enclosure, clone the existing HD to it. check it to make sure the clone worked and the new HD is bootable (by holding the option key during restart and selecting the new HD). then break open the machine and make the swap.

    just did it myself a few months back
  3. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    a time machine backup will also copy your hard drive it works extremely well!

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