how to swap hard drives

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ROGERWILCO357, May 12, 2011.

  1. ROGERWILCO357 macrumors 6502

    ROGERWILCO357

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    Ok I have A MacBookPro 13" about 2 years old now and the hard drive is full of pics ..Now what I would like to do is take all the stuff on this hard drive and put it on A larger hard drive lets say A 500 gig. since I have A 250gig ..how do I clone all the data so when I put the new hard drive in it will boot up with everything including the os just with more room?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Put the new drive in an external enclosure, then use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your hard drive onto the new drive. Then swap the drives.
     
  3. davids8477 macrumors 6502

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    The other thing I do - to be sure the cloning is good - is to boot off the external drive (the just cloned drive) before installing it into the laptop.
     
  4. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    Super Duper also

    Super Duper is also a good cloning software
     
  5. ROGERWILCO357 thread starter macrumors 6502

    ROGERWILCO357

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    thanks

    cool will give it a whirl now to buy the 500 gig drive any ideas as to which you guys prefer?
     

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