Cloning 250 GB hard drive to 512 SSD with bootcamp partition
First of all, sorry for my English but I'm not native!
Background: I just reached the capacity limit of my 250 GB HD intially bought with my MPB 15" (late 2008). The current HD is partitioned with 210GB for the Mac OS X Lion, and 40GB for Bootcamp with Windows 7.
My plan is to change the HD with a Crucial M4 512GB SDD and eventually allocate 450GB to OS X Lion, and 112GB to Bootcamp.
Of note, I do have a time machine back-up but I guess it only concern the files under OS X Lion.
I will need your view on the following:
1- In order not to reinstall everything, the quickiest way would be to clone the HD on the SDD, i.e. follow method #2 (from step 19).
a) How 250GB of data will be cloned on a 512GB volume space?
b) Is there as step during the cloning where we can decide to change the partition volume?
c) in summary, can I use cloning to reach my goal?
2- If the cloning does not allow me to reach my goal, I guess I will have to do a Fresh re-installation following your method #1?
3 - Finally, could you please confirm that I can replace the HD with the SDD using the following instruction guide.
Thanks a lot for your help and guides !
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