03-06-2010, 02:05 AM #1Treat me as if I'm an idiot.. (backup/restore)
Ok, go easy on me here.
I have a macbook pro with a 120gb 5400rpm hard drive.. Before I start doing a lot of things on here I was hoping to upgrade the internal HD to this one here:
320GB 2.5" Western Digital 'Scorpio BLACK'... (WD3200BEKT) at OWC
So currently I have a few pictures, a few gigs of music, and my personal settings on here (mail, address book, some applications *office/photoshop*)
I'm running snow leopard with ilife 09.
I have the backup discs for Tiger and my software but the reason I'm running snow leopard is when I purchased the computer I took it to an apple store and they did a clean install of snow leopard/ilife 09 for me so I DO NOT have those discs.
If i wanted to install a bigger internal drive what would be the best way to do that and return everything to the way it is after I install the bigger drive?
Can I plug in an external HD and make some sort of clone with time machine? if so, how do I do that?
Will I need to re-install my applications (office, photoshop, coconut, etc)? Will all my pictures and music come along as well as a install of MAC OS snow leopard?
Sorry for the complete newb questions.. but I figure this place is around for questions.. and I'm going to have a ton of em!
03-06-2010, 02:10 AM #2
get sata usb 2.0 enclosure for the new drive.
clone the old drive with this program
Carbon Copy Cloner - Home
install the new drive and your done.
you can install the old drive into the enclosure and have a external backup
03-06-2010, 02:20 AM #3
03-06-2010, 02:28 AM #4
03-06-2010, 02:39 AM #5
oh ok I see what you're saying.
It can't get much easier then that can it. Will I need to re-install my applications? or will EVERYTHING come on over?
seems almost too good to be true.
03-06-2010, 02:51 AM #6
there is a bundle available with the drive that you wanted to use.
DIY KIT: 320GB 7200RPM HD for MacBook,... (OWCYWD3200BEKT) at OWC
03-06-2010, 03:05 AM #7
you've been a ton of help man, I couldn't have asked for me.
03-06-2010, 03:10 AM #8
not a problem man.
always glad to help
dont be afraid to ask anything else.
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