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.


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 Dec 20 '11 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 Dec 20 '11 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 Dec 20 '11 at 15:57

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