How to Clone a Mac Hard Drive

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This is how you clone a hard drive on any Mac computer.

This video was made in June, 2016 with Mac OS X El Capitan.

The computer I’m using is a Hackintosh so it has a few hard drives in it. If you’re using a MacBook Pro, you’ll only have one hard drive inside so it will be much less confusing.

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  1. I tried many other videos to clone my Macbook Pro. They all failed? I was beginning to believe my ssd was not for Macbook Pro? Then I foundthis video , and it did the trick. Thanks loads for a job well done!

  2. Thank you. Trying to bring a late 2012 Mac mini CTO (2.6ghz i7 3720qm) up to speed with a ram boost to 16gb vs 4gb and the 1tb 5400 to the Samsung 850 pro. I think I'll see a little bit of a speed increase. d:^)>

  3. I have a Mac Mini with some really nice apps that came with the machine. All Adobe files, photoshop & several more that I cant think of right now. Is it possible to "clone that hard drive to a SSD & put it in a Macbook?

  4. I'm already booting from an external. It's 1 TB, and my new SSD is 250GB. On my external, I have 277GB used, and I'm wondering if I to erase some stuff in order to do the cloning. Plus, I have three pro-audio programs, plus third party plugins, will this allow me to load them as normal, without having to reauthorize them?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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