Reviving settings old hdd to new hdd

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FrankTheTank00, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. FrankTheTank00 macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2011
    Hi all,

    tried to search for the topic but not much luck. So after my MBP was
    diagnosed by Apple (thanks guys, NOT) with having a failing hdd (original
    mid '10) I replaced it with a WD Scorpio Blue 500gb. Turns out, it was
    just the cable between the hdd and the motherboard that needed replacement.

    So, I want to restore all settings and stuff from the original 250gb drive on
    the new 500gb drive. I have a caddy! What would be the way forward?

    Possible solutions

    - I could putt the 250gb drive back in, back it up with time machine on the
    500gb drive. Than putt back the 500gb drive in the machine. But I have a
    feeling this might not work..

    - Run a program that does the same as Migration between two Macbooks,
    what I've done in the past. Does this exists?

    Hope it's not too confusing! Thanks a lot.
  2. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
  3. David085 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 9, 2009
  4. FrankTheTank00 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 13, 2011
    Only a copy of Snow Leopard, no files besides that!
    Would that be a problem for the Carbon Cloner?

    Does the 250gb drive have to be in the laptop, or does that not really matter?
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Using the caddy with the 250GB hard drive can you boot from it? If so, you could boot from the 250GB install Carbon Copy Cloner on it and then clone it to the 500GB internal. Once the clone is complete you can shut down, remove the external, and then boot from the internal which will now have everything on it that was on the 250GB previously.

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