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'''''IMPORTANT: IfCloning the hard drive is not recommended''''' ''if you have a Mac that uses a recovery partition(10.7-Present)partition (MacOS 10.7 - present) or internet recovery (2011-Present), do not clone the hard drive. The recovery partition rarely copies properly and in the event(2011 - present). Instead, to move your data to a new drive, first [guide|119046|create a backup of your existing drive|new_window=true]. Then, either use [guide|119499|internet recovery|new_window=true] or [guide|66371|create a system recovery, it may not work correctly if the OS installation is too far gone.'''''bootable external drive|new_window=true] so you’ll be ready to install macOS onto your new drive and migrate your data afterward.'' [ … ] If you are happy with your existing operating system installation and would simply like to upgrade your hard drive capacity, you can clone your existing hard drive to your new drive. [ … ] To clone a hard drive, you will need a way to connect the second hard drive to your Mac. Our [product|IF107-131|silicone 2.5" enclosure|new_window=true] or one of our [product|IF107-143-2|Hard Drive Upgrade Kits|new_window=true] works great for cloning your drive over. [ … ] To clone your hard drive, we recommend a program called [http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html|SuperDuper!], by Shirt Pocket Software. [ … ] The following instructions assume that you’ll be using SuperDuper! and the 2.5" hard drive enclosure to clone onto a new 2.5" drive. If you are using a different setup, your installation process may be somewhat different.
'''''IMPORTANT: IfCloning the hard drive is not recommended''''' ''if you have a Mac that uses a recovery partition(10.7-Present)partition (MacOS 10.7 - present) or internet recovery (2011-Present), do not clone the hard drive. The recovery partition rarely copies properly and in the event(2011 - present). Instead, to move your data to a new drive, first [guide|119046|create a backup of your existing drive|new_window=true]. Then, either use [guide|119499|internet recovery|new_window=true] or [guide|66371|create a system recovery, it may not work correctly if the OS installation is too far gone.'''''bootable external drive|new_window=true] so you’ll be ready to install macOS onto your new drive and migrate your data afterward.'' [ … ] If you are happy with your existing operating system installation and would simply like to upgrade your hard drive capacity, you can clone your existing hard drive to your new drive. [ … ] To clone a hard drive, you will need a way to connect the second hard drive to your Mac. Our [product|IF107-131|silicone 2.5" enclosure|new_window=true] or one of our [product|IF107-143-2|Hard Drive Upgrade Kits|new_window=true] works great for cloning your drive over. [ … ] To clone your hard drive, we recommend a program called [http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html|SuperDuper!], by Shirt Pocket Software. [ … ] The following instructions assume that you’ll be using SuperDuper! and the 2.5" hard drive enclosure to clone onto a new 2.5" drive. If you are using a different setup, your installation process may be somewhat different.