Moving data from one hard drive to another?

GenosTech

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May 21, 2013
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Hello. I'm new to the forums here. I'm planning to upgrade my hard drive from the standard 250 GB that came with my Macbook Pro, to a 750GB. I just need more storage. But I'm curious, I have some stuff on my current hard drive that I will need to move to my new hard drive. How do I go about doing that? I have a lot of apps, movies, and photos. Thank you! - Geno
 

johnnnw

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Feb 7, 2013
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Two very easy ways.

Use Carbon Copy Cloner, it makes an exact copy of the drive and it will look the exact same as before.

Or use a Time Machine backup. Do a backup to an external drive, when you replace the mac drive with the new one, hold Command + R and select the "Restore from Time Machine Backup" from the utility.

That will copy all your applications, files, etc.
 

johnnnw

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Feb 7, 2013
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That works with internal hard drives? How do I plug the other hard drive into while my current one is in my Macbook?
Hard drive enclosure.

They are USB and can be had for about 15$

I used mine for that and end up using it a lot more now as I can use my old hard drive to backup files onto