Quick Poll: Best way to transfer data to a new Hard Drive; Time Machine vs. CCC...GO!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by justinwheelon, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. justinwheelon macrumors newbie

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    I bought a new HDD and come tomorrow will need to switch it out, clearly this worries me so Im trying to find out if I just let Time Machine do it's thing or if CCC is a better route.

    I'd love some input!

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    CCC is faster, as you can use the OS while the cloning happens and then switch the drives.

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)


     
  3. justinwheelon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this ^ I searched for the answer but didnt come across this handy guide!
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    CCC. TM doesn't have a bootable backup like CCC. I used it and it couldn't have been easier.
     
  5. justinwheelon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I use CCC and clone it to an external drive? Then when I get my new HD I can just pick the CC Clone from the external plugged in?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Yes and yes.
     
  7. grrrz macrumors member

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    disk utility, restore function works great, even on the system disk running it, and to a smaller disk.
     
  8. hotgrease macrumors regular

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    CCC is better than TM in my experience. Makes it an absolute breeze to switch hard drives.
     
  9. throAU macrumors 601

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    I've had no problem with time machine.

    Advantage is: I have it running constantly anyway, so time spent to "back up" = 0.


    New machine = plug into network, start up, restore from already existing time machine backup.

    Using CCC I'd need to:

    a: run a backup using it (time spent)
    b: restore the backup using it (more time spent)


    Unless CCC running both to back up and restore is faster than time machine, well... I don't see a huge win there.


    If you don't use time machine already, maybe there's a win there, but if you do, I'd just restore from that?
     

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