New SSD, transfer data

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  1. fedecape macrumors 6502

    fedecape

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    Hello guys,

    My OWC SSD (4 years old) passed away, so I purchased a cheap Kingston SSD on Amazon. I'm currently running OS X using an external usb (2.0!!) western digital hard drive, and I'm almost done setting up the OS and installing the programs I need.
    When the SSD arrives, I'd like to transfer everything in this hdd to the new one. What's the best way to do that?

    Thank you
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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  3. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    Super duper does not copy the recovery partition.

    Also, don't forget to get trim enabler since OSX disables it on non-apple SSD.
     
  4. MCAsan, Aug 22, 2014
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    MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Disk Utility's Restore function. existing drive is source with new drive as destination. Disk Utility is a free utility that comes with the OS.
     
  5. matreya macrumors 65816

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  6. r0k macrumors 68040

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    I was happy to pay for CCC because it worked so well for so many of my OSX HDD / SSD upgrades. I now use a slightly different method. What I do these days is this:

    1) Connect new drive via USB/Sata adapter
    2) Install OSX on new drive (using USB OSX install stick I made)
    3) Boot to drive with fresh OSX install and allow migration assistant to bring everything over from the internal Macintosh HD
    4) After "sufficient time" which is sometimes weeks but more often minutes I open up the Mac, take out the old drive and put in the new one I just made
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    It should be noted that you can still download the latest version of CCC -for free-, and use it for 30 days -for free-.

    Certainly long enough to do the job in question.

    I can't understand why anyone would fool around with Disk Utility for cloning a drive, when CCC does the job as well or better, with a more "user understandable" interface...
     
  8. mr99 macrumors 6502a

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    I had a thread on this recently and it worked. Search my topics.
     
  9. MCAsan, Aug 22, 2014
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    MCAsan macrumors 601

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    Three simple benefits:
    1. Because it provided as part of the OS for free.
    2. It works.
    3. It is simple to use.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhNma0ZjrWs
     
  10. dovahkiin691 macrumors newbie

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    Some SSDs come with the tools and software you need to transfer or clone your existing files, maybe your new SSD will have it too
     

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