How to transfers from one harddrive to another

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lazygregg, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. lazygregg macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2007
    I am putting in a 500gb drive in my Macbook.

    I currently have a 250gb driver in there now.

    I want to copy all the data from the 250 to the 500.

    I have an Apple Time Capsule.

    Whats the easiest way to copy my 250 drive onto the 500?

  2. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2008
    During the install of OS X on your new hard drive select restore from time machine backup. That should transfer all of your files to your new computer.
  3. Wikinerd macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    Depending on what macbook it is, the process can be quite lengthy;

    but generally, you install the HD, then reinstall OS X onto that drive, then when you boot up the first time you are allowed to use the migration assistant to "migrate" all your files to your new drive
  4. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
  5. lazygregg thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2007

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