Hdd to Ssd

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mangocheese, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. mangocheese macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    Hi al, I just recently purchased a ssd for my 2011 early 13" MBP. I wish to do a clean install of Lion on the ssd, and transfer my existing user settings/files on the hdd to the ssd. I've been reading around, and it seems that people have been doing so by using an external hdd to create a back with time machine. I do not own an external hdd, and was wondering if you guys have any other methods that could help me. If there is no way, is it possible to just somehow copy my user settings and certain files to a usb flash drive and transfer it over to my ssd?
  2. rainking macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2011
    Johnson City, NY
    I doubt you have one but another way would be to use a hdd enclosure and carbon copy your HD to your SD via the enclosure.


    Also, might be a good time to get an external hard drive. Don't you think about backup? They are so cheap now.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
  4. mangocheese thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    If I were to buy an enclosure like that, could I use it as a future external hard drive to backup my MBP?

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