I'm planning to swap out my early 2011 MBP's drive for a larger capacity one. I'm running Mac OS 10.7.5.
I have available a 1 TB external USB-connected drive that I'm using for Time Machine backups.
I also have a SATA-to-USB adapter.
I'm pretty sure I have a compatible OS X install disk that I could boot from.
So given all that, what would be the most efficient way to get my old system onto the new drive? Should I copy it onto there before or after putting it into the machine?
Would the Time Machine backup help me out in any way?