Install Disks and New Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by citywalk, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. citywalk macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    My new hard drive is arriving and I can not find my Install Disk's anywhere! I really don't want to wait another week for Apple to send replacements. Any ideas?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    from MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD
  3. citywalk thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Perfect. Thanks a lot. Everything I was reading about changing hard drives was all about using install disk's.
  4. citywalk thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    like the time machine method. which I can't do without the install disc
  5. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    What you should really is find an external kit that you can put your old/new drive into. Then you could first put the new drive into that case and then clone to that drive. Then take that drive out and then remove the old hard drive from your Mac. Now put that new drive that you cloned to and put that in your Mac. Now you can boot from that drive.

    Then you are almost done. Now put that old drive into the case and mount it on your Mac's OS X system and then boot from that external. This was once you are booted from the old drive you can launch Disk Utility and you can use that to repair permissions on the new internal drive.

    Lastly you boot back into the Mac's new internal and then erase your old drive or keep it as an emergency bootable backup. Just remember to keep the external drive updated.

    See what you can do in OS X, booting from externals can be VERY beneficial!
  6. HighTopFade macrumors regular


    Jul 7, 2010
    Daly City
    I plan on going from a 250GB drive to a 500GB drive. If I use CCC or SD for cloning, will the cloned 500GB drive immediately see the added drive space? Thanks in advance.

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