HDD Upgrade Question

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  1. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    I've just bought a 250GB WD Scorpio for my MacBook and I've got a question about upgrading.

    I've also bought a USB2 external enclosure so can I put the new drive in the MacBook, put the old drive in the enclosure and boot from the old drive?

    Can I then clone that drive over to the new one?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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  3. sunfast thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Great! This is going to be easier than I thought :)
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I have done a simpler process with the old iMac G5 and it is an extremely easy process.
     
  5. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    If you haven't seen them the guides at iFixit are fantastic. It'll make it even easier than you thought! I used them for my powerbook upgrade: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Mac/MacBook/86
     
  6. enklined macrumors 6502

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    Which USB2 enclosure did you purchase?
     
  7. sunfast thread starter macrumors 68020

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    A cheapo one from eBay. Hope it works!
     

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