'''''IMPORTANT: If you have a Mac that uses a recovery partition(10.7-Present) or internet recovery (2011-Present), do not clone the hard drive. The recovery partition rarely copies properly and in the event of a system recovery, it may not work correctly if the OS installation is too far gone.'''''
If you are happy with your existing operating system installation and would simply like to upgrade your hard drive capacity, you can clone your existing hard drive to your new drive.
To clone a hard drive, you will need a way to connect the second hard drive to your Mac. Our [product|IF107-131|silicone 2.5" enclosure|new_window=true] or one of our [product|IF107-143-2|Hard Drive Upgrade Kits|new_window=true] works great for cloning your drive over.
To clone your hard drive, we recommend a program called [http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html|SuperDuper!], by Shirt Pocket Software.
The following instructions assume that you’ll be using SuperDuper! and the 2.5" hard drive enclosure to clone onto a new 2.5" drive. If you are using a different setup, your installation process may be somewhat different.