Answer Best answer as chosen by user leoleann55
Carbon Copy Cloner is the way to go...
Even though you seem to have reached a verdict, and even if you already solved your problem, I'd strongly suggest you get a copy of Carbon Copy Cloner & install it in your current internal drive, old or new. Like onemoremille, it's the best solution, even for your everyday backups or clones.
If you still have the old HD in your Mac:
- install CCC
- clone your internal drive to an external drive, either an USB or Firewire one
- install your new HD in your Mac
- boot from your external drive and use CCC to clone back your external HD to your new, internal one.
If you got your new internal HD up and running already, then use CCC to daily clone your internal HD to your external drive of choice; you can program CCC to do that at a given time of the day and with the periodicity of your choice actually. Every once in a while, after cloning, boot from the external HD to verify that you can boot from it safely.
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