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    Sep 05, 2009
    Data on new hard drive question
    im looking at buying a new hardrive for my mid 2009 macbook pro and wanted to know if there was a way to move my current hardrive data the new one or do i need to just do a clean install on the new hardrive that i install??

    thanks in advance!
    MacBook Pro unibody 13inch 2.5 ghz 4 gigs of ram 250 gig hd iphone 3gs 32 gig white

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    Oneironaut's Avatar
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    Feb 23, 2009
    21" iMac * 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7 * 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 * 1TB HD *AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
    You should back up your computer using Time Machine. When you install OS X onto the new drive, you'll be given the option to restore from a Time Machine backup. Be sure you still have your installation disk before you start and make sure your Time Machine backup is complete.

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    Collin Bl's Avatar
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    Apr 07, 2009
    Napier NZ
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    Or you could do a clean install of OS on newly installed HD then use Migration Assistant [in Utilities folder] to move all your info off of the Old HD that u have fitted into a new enclosure - This you could then use for an 'Off site" back up unit. Just depends on which makes more sense for your operation.

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