Moving to a larger drive

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

  1. Maury macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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

    Jun 26, 2010
    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

    Mar 25, 2008
    ...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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