Transferring data from old hard drive to new

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dbloomfield, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. dbloomfield macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2007

    I'm replacing my old 120gig hard drive with a new 320gig hard drive

    When Ive got the new hard drive installed can I just put the old hard drive in a enclosure kit/caddy and copy my music/movies/etc across to the new hard drive?

    Or do I have to copy the data off before I remove the old hard drive?

    Or buy a program such as super duper?


  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2008
  3. dbloomfield thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2007
    Cool, so literally take the old hard drive out and put it in an enclosure.

    No software/extras needed?
  4. Jasoco macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2006
    Buy an enclosure and place the old HD inside while placing the new one in the computer. Boot up onto the external HD. Then use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone an exact clone to the new HD. Then reboot onto the internal HD and it'll be exactly as it was.

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