MacBook Pro :: Cloning / Upgrade - Internal And External Drive

Nov 16, 2010

I think it will work, but if it won't, it would be superb if someone more knowledgeable than I could tell me so

Step 1:
Buy 2.5" external Firewire 800 hard drive enclosure
Buy 2.5" SATA drive (probably 500gb WD Black or something)

Step 2:
Whack new drive into new enclosure and fire it up

Step 3:
Clone my existing 250GB internal MBP hard drive to the new one in the enclosure using Carbon Copy Cloner etc

Step 4:
Remove new hard drive from enclosure and use it to replace the internal hard drive in my Mac

Step 5:
All being well stick the old hard drive in the enclosure and use it as an external

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