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I have a bootable partition on an external drive with some old data that I want to move to a new external hard drive. The partition on the old drive is 500GB however theres only 320GB of data. So i want to keep the partition bootable and resize it so that I don't have 180GB wasted on my new hard drive. How can I do this with disk utility?

  • Apple/Mac has something called Migration Assistant already installed in your Utility folder. – Ruskes Jul 8 '14 at 11:04
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I think most disk imaging utilities will do what you are looking to achieve. Try Partition Magic or Macrium Reflect. In fact I know for sure that Partition Magic will automatically estimate the needed and resize the space as needed based on the original hard disk (and its partition) and the destination disk.

  • Are these software suggestions OS X software? – Dean Jul 8 '14 at 10:05
  • Hi Dean, no. As far as I know they are PC tools. For Mac use the built-in Migration Assistant as suggested by Buscar above. – jDonMas Jul 16 '14 at 14:20

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