Upgrading MBP Harddrive - Options for Migrating Data

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sean7512, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Sean7512 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2005
    I just bought a SSD for my wife's 2009 Macbook Pro. I just wanted to know what you guys recommend for moving the data over.

    I suppose there are 2 routes to take...

    1) Put the new drive in an enclosure and use Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable clone of the current harddrive and then just put the new drive in the computer.

    2) Install the new harddrive and put a fresh install of ML on the new harddrive then put the old drive in an enclosure and run Migration Assistant.

    I think I am more comfortable with the clone option, because I have never used Migration Assistant and I am not sure if I trust it. On the other hand, Carbon Copy Cloner costs $40....

    So what do you guys recommend? Is there another alternative that I didn't mention?

  2. Azzin macrumors 601


    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    Isn't CCC free (and fully functional) for 30 days?

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