Will this process work for HDD swap?

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

  1. Lemonfudge macrumors newbie

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    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

    alust2013

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    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

    vincenz

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

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