Upgrading Hard drive on MB....Few questions

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  1. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    I plan on upgrading the hard drive on my aluminum MB.
    I will be purchasing the new HD with an USB external enclosure.

    The process I will use to transfer all my data will be do connect the new HD via the enclosure and then use a program to clone my existing HD to my new one. (Can I do this within MAC OS or will I need a 3rd party app?)

    Is this a good reliable process to use to keep all my data? Will I run into any problems once I install the newly cloned HD and power up?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Use CCC to clone the HD. The whole HD will be cloned so everything is EXACTLY the same, thus you should not face any issues
     
  3. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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  4. InfinitiG thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sounds good,
    would using CCC be better than using restore feature in disk utility?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think CCC is more straightforward and easier but they will both do the job.
     

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