Where to Backup data before replacing macbook hardrive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by waynechriss, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. waynechriss macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    I was going to get a 500GB hard drive to replace my 160GB hard drive in my white macbook. I was wondering where's the best place to backup the data online before changing it out? Carbonite? Tips and advice please!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    The best way is to buy an external drive you can use to backup your machine on a regular basis as well as for the transfer. Online backups are expensive and slow, especially on the upload (unless you have a good symmetric connection).
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    For replacing your present drive, buy a hard drive enclosure, put your new 500Gb drive in it. Then connect it to your Mac, format it and then make a clone of your Mac's HD using Carbon Copy Cloner or Superduper. Then swap the drives, putting the 160 drive in the enclosure as an initial backup.
  4. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    Away from you

    I used that.

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