I know this must have been covered a few times but I cant seem to find any. If its best to just give me a link, please do so. Anyway, to the task at hand. I plan to Purchase a Crucial M4 64GB SSD for my 2008 Macbook White (4,1) and want to understand the best way to get my data onto it from my original HDD. I had read that the easiest tactic is to use CCC to clone my HDD onto the SSD via an external enclosure and then just pop the SSD in and go. However a lot of people have been telling me that doing a clean install would be the better option. If this is the case, how could I go about doing it? I have a DVD with the Lion installer on it that I made when I downloaded the upgrade so I have that covered and I think, from what I understand, that I just hold option when booting up the first time and select that DVD to boot from. My question is, what then? Regular logic dictates to me that I just put the old HDD into an enclosure and migrate my data over from that but, if thats the case, wouldnt it be pretty much the same as using the much easier CCC method? Ive never done an upgrade to my macs aside from RAM in my iMac so a step by step guide on what to do, as well as opinions on the matter, would be great. As a note, Ive decided on the SSD already, barring any complications, so Im not looking for opinions on that. Im looking for opinions on the actual transfer process.