Replacing my MacBook Pro 13" 2.26 Hard drive, have some question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djarsalan2006, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. djarsalan2006 macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    New York City
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Excellent choice

    Do you have a Time Machine backup?
    You can restore from that

    Do you have an external drive?
    You can clone with Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) or SuperDuper and then clone back to your new drive

    Do you have an external HD enclosure?
    You can put your new drive in it, and clone directly to it before you install

    Well, that gives you a few ideas

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. djarsalan2006 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    New York City
    wow, thank you
    i actually have time machine back up on an external HD, so i can put the Internal HD inside and then run it through back up machine ?

  4. jamesraward macrumors regular


    May 18, 2009
    Indeed you can, but if you have another external drive I'd dupe it too to be safe, not that I don't trust the TM ;)
  5. stevemurrayphot macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009
    +1 to that !

    When I did my MBP, i also copied to a seperate HD, just in case it didn't restore from my TM backup - its all of my stuff so I'd be lost without it ! I just installed OSX from the DVD and chose the TM option, easy-peasy. Only difficulty I encountered was getting a torx screwdriver to release the old hard disk, so drove a couple miles to the nearest hardware shop.
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    like everyone is saying TM is an easy way to go about it. it saves you the money of having to buy an enclosure but i feel its best to be set up for both incase something does go wrong.

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