I have a Mac with Mac OS X 10.5.8 installed. My 160 GB hard drive is almost full and I want to replace it with a 500 GB hard drive. What is the best way to transfer all data (including the system configuration) to the new drive?
I have some limitations: - I don't have a SATA USB adapter
And some tools: - I have storage on my network, with enough capacity to put all 160 GB content there.
I thought about using Time Machine this way:
- Backup my 160 GB hard drive to my Time Machine hard drive
- Remove the 160 GB hard drive, put the 500 GB hard drive
- Install Mac OS X on the 500 GB hard drive
- Restore from Time Machine
I'm almost sure this will work, but I want an easier, quick and intelligent solution. What could it be?