copying old hard drive onto new
Installing new hard drive into MacBook Pro 15". I was told to copy the old hard drive first, then take it out and install the new one.Then after verifying all is okay, erase the old hard drive, put it in the new enclosure and use it as an external drive.
I hooked it up and the Mac said not supported and am in neutral now till I find the next step.
After putting the new hard drive in the external enclosure, go to Application -> Utilities -> Disk Utility and Format the Drive Mac OS Extended. Then use something like SuperDuper to clone the drive.: http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/S...
Next if the drive is a firewire drive, boot from it externally. If a USB, then you'll have to install it to test.