Replacing SSD, worried about partitioning

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Xgm541, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    I got a 128GB SSD to upgrade my 64GB one.

    How do I restore my current data on my new SSD which is twice as large?

    I have two partitions set up currently, 32gb in size and they'd need to be 64gb on my new SSD. How do I make this work?
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    These things come to mind:

    1. Use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy the originals to an external drive (partitioned). Reverse the process with new SSD. Or put new SSD in external case, and copy directly across, then install new SSD.

    2. Make disk-images of originals (see Disk Move to external drive. Partition new SSD. Use Restore feature of Disk Utility to read disk-images. Or mount each disk-image, and use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy from image to SSD partition.

    3. Make disk-images as in #2, but upload files to a storage service. Partition new SSD. Download one image, copy it into place, delete it. Repeat for 2nd image.

    There are probably other ways of doing it, and other tools than CCCloner. It depends on what other external drives you have available to you.

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