Moving to a larger drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Maury, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Maury macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to upgrade my wife's white MB from the original 120 to a 500. I have the drive and a 500 MB USB carrier for it.

    I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to move things over to the new drive so I can then simply swap it out.

    I know I can use SuperDuper and such, but are there even easier solutions in the era of Lion I should consider?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Clone the internal drive to the external, using Carbon Copy Cloner. Then swap the drives and boot up from the new internal drive.
     
  3. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Even in the era of Lion, very few things are simpler than Carbon Copy Cloner.

    I've known some people that clone drives just using Disk Utility. I don't think it's easier than CCC.
     
  4. Maury thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ...and that's just what I did, perfectly! Took a while to copy over the 110 GB, but the swap and everything else was a snap.

    Thanks guys!
     

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