UPDATE 4/29/16: SEE MY LATEST POST BELOW Hello, I have a 2015 MacBook 12" running OS 10.11.4 with ~500GB of data on it. I'm buying a new 2016 MacBook 12, running, I assume OS 10.11.4, when it shows up. I have a clone of my 2015 MacBook drive via carbon copy cloner (CCC) on an external 1TB drive which someone setup for me a year ago, and I keep it updated every week or so. Here's the question: When I get the new 2016 MacBook, is it as simple as plugging the 1TB drive in to the new 2016 MacBook, (which i just cloned from the 2015 MacBook 10 minutes before to make it current) and restoring the data to the new 2016 MacBook? Will the new computer just work flawlessly, or will the backup be expecting the system/hardware it was running on the current computer? I always wondered this question if someone went from a 5 year old MacPro to a newer MacBook? Would it just work? Does the hardware or OS version matter? Mine is only one year difference and the same machine and OS, MacBook 12 10.11.4. Please excuse my ignorance if this is a simple question. Thank you for your help.