I have a feeling that I'm following the correct procedures, but I just wanted to run it by the community to make sure I didn't miss anything. I just picked up a new Mac Mini and I want to transfer the data and the hard drive from my mid-2009 MBP running SL to the Mini (for clarity, I don't want SL to run on the Mini. I just want the actual HDD in the Mini). The Mini came with a 500GB 5400rpm HDD, and my MBP has a 500GB 7200rpm HDD in it. Obviously, I would prefer to use the 7200rpm HDD over the 5400rpm HDD. So here's what I'm planning on doing: Run Migration Assistant to transfer all of my data from my MBP to the Mini. Verify that all of my data was successfully transferred. Run Time Machine on the Mini to make sure a Time Machine backup is created. Remove the HDD from the MBP, insert it into an external enclosure, connect it to the Mini, and then erase that HDD. Run Carbon Copy Cloner to make an exact copy of the Mini's 5400rpm HDD onto the now external 7200rpm HDD. Remove the Mini's 5400rpm HDD and install the 7200rpm HDD into the Mini. Boot up the Mini, and hope that it worked! Did I miss anything? Is there any reason I shouldn't expect this Carbon Copy Cloner'ed HDD to work? Is there a better way of doing this? Thanks muchly.