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i have a macbook with an 120GB hard drive in which is now full.

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i have a macbook with an 120GB hard drive in which is now full. i have a spare 250GB hardrive which i could use but i don't want have to go through adding all the 'non' standard applications i have and all the bookmarks i have collected over the years to the new 250GB hard drive. basically i just want to clone the 120GB of information on the old hard drive put that onto the new one so i'll have another 130GB of space. basically two questions:
1.is this possible?
2.whats the best way to do it.
Hi I am Ashik. I think i can help you

Yes, it is possible. You can use Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper to clone your entire HD. You can even make the external drive bootable i.e if your internal drive fails, you can boot and run Mac OS X and your applications from the external drive. Good news is, both are FREE !!

Carbon Copy Cloner : Click Here
Super Duper : Click Here

Best Regards,
Ashik
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
thanks for the answer Ashik. I might not have explained fully. when i say ive got a spare hardrive i literally mean just the component you would put inside the macbook, not a true external drive. is your answer still valid?
sorry if i'm asking an obvious question but i'm a bit of a novice.
thanks.
andy
Do you have another Macbook (same) ?
If you don't have it, does your friends or 'anybody you know' have one ?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
did have. just was able to salvage the hard disk through.
Great ! what you want to do is put your 250GB hard drive on your another Macbook and start it as Target Disk Mode. If you start that Mac in Target Disk Mode, your Macbook can recognize that 250GB as an external drive and you can clone it.

Target Disk Mode : Click Here

Best Regards,
Ashik
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