Hi, long time lurker, first time poster. I have gone through and searched for this, but I'm still not sure about the best way to go about this. I have a 13 MBP I use for work and play, so I have my life basically on here. I have also installed packages via macports (which installs files not in ~/), so I want to be able to save these as well. Most of my data is in my home directory (~/) but I was trying to think of the best way to go about restoring my data from my 13 to my 15. 1) Backup data via external hard drive, via either Time Machine, and then use Mac Migration assistant to restore my files. 2) Use Carbon Copy Cloner to make an exact 1:1 copy of my hard drive and restore it. My problem is here my 13 has a 250GB hard drive and I am going to throw in a Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB then try to restore my setup. My uncertainty is I'm not sure how that works from a 250GB -> 500GB in terms of CCC. 3) Just throw in the Momentus XT, and use a fresh install of OSX. Then just manually re-install everything (brute force). This would be time consuming, and I would have to re-set everything up. Please note that I haven't used Time Machine yet or CCC, because I just got an external hard drive off Newegg. My goal is just to migrate to the 15, everything in tact and with little or no setup. I want my username to be the same as well (eyeyen). Any advice is appreciated, thank you!