move osx lion to other disk in same computer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kimalders, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. kimalders macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Heyas

    I have a disk of 250 Gb and one of 1 TB. My OS is on the small one. I would like it to move to the bigger one. I have Lion on a Mac Pro.

    1. Is moving a stupid idea? (if not, goto 2)
    2. How can i move it? (Yes, i have time machine backups)

    Thanks
    Kim
     
  2. sleinad macrumors member

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    1. Why would it be a stupid idea? I think you should look at both hard drives and establish which one is faster... (Do a hard drive benchmark) Keep your OS on the faster one, but most likely there is no difference.

    2. Yes, Time Machine is the simplest way. Reinstall your OS on your 1TB hard drive and use time machine to restore it.
     
  3. kimalders thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey sleinad,

    How do i perform a hard drive benchmark? Is there a tool built into my Mac Pro? Can i download a tool somewhere?

    Thanks again
     

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