I have Lion installed in my system (macbook pro 17 mid 2010). I have also created a Lion DVD using a guide I've found while surfing the Internet. Tomorrow I will receive a ocz agility 3 240gb ssd drive. What is the best way to move all of my work to the new ssd drive? I am a developer and I have numerous ide installed (like netbeans) and servers like glassfish. It would be a complete disaster if I had to reinstall things, so I am wondering what is the best way to transfer the operating system and the installed applications easily. Thank you.

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Superduper, if you can connect the SSD as an external HD before installing it.

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    This and an external SATA 2.5" drive enclosure. On the software side, Carbon Copy Cloner will also do the same job, but I am also a SuperDuper! user.
    – EmmEff
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 14:57
  • Is it ok if I use time machine backup and then use migration assistant on the new ssd (after Lion installation)?
    – skiabox
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 15:21
  • You run higher risk. Sometimes restoring from Time Machine does not work (it happened to me). On the other hand I never heard of Superduper not working as advertised.
    – Gio
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 15:57

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