New Harddrive for the Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Deenoe, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Deenoe macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2007
    Hi everyone,

    Just purchased a used Macbook, the only downsider is; unfortunately, it only has 60gb of harddrive. Therefore, I would like to update the harddrive to a 320gb one, for 80$.

    Now, my question is; can I just transfer all my installation to my new harddrive? Or will I have to reinstall Mac OS X and every other application when I slap in the new harddrive?

  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    You can transfer all to your new drive before or after you install it.

    Here's a method that I like:
    Buy a new drive and enclosure.
    Put new drive in enclosure and hook to MacBook
    Transfer (clone) your internal (old) drive to the external (new) drive
    Switch the drives

    End result: New larger drive that has everything you had plus an 60GB external drive to use for whatever. -GDF

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