Will this process work for HDD swap?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Lemonfudge, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Lemonfudge macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    So, I just got an SSD and I'm swapping it out for the hard drive in my white Macbook. I have a USB Seagate external hard drive. Will this process work for the cloning process?

    Using Carhon Copy Cloner...
    Clone current HDD onto external
    Install SSD
    Option-boot from external
    Clone external onto SSD
    Boot from SSD

    I ordered a USB SATA enclosure to make this easier, but it hasn't arrived yet and I don't want to wait to install my SSD :D
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    You could do that. I personally had an issue when I did a clone (although it could have just been the crappy enclosure I bought), and it ran really slow even though it was a bigger and faster drive. What I did was just use a time machine backup, then fresh install OS X, then restore from time machine during the setup process. That way you get a fresh install, and all your stuff is where it should be.
  3. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    That could work. An extra step, but yes, faster than waiting for the mail to come.

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