I have a 500G HDD that came with my Mac. About 30 GB are currently used.
I want to replace the 500G HDD with a 256G solid state one. I'm running HDD Raw Copy to do this.
It didn't complain about the fact that the destination is much smaller than the source. It's started the copy.
I'm not sure this will work! How does an HDD work? Will all the vital data be in the "early" sectors? What if there is a piece of data in a far off sector in a far away platter?
This site recommends that I:
Place your original drive in an external enclosure.
If running OS X 10.7 or later, boot to the recovery partition on your original drive by holding down Command-R and starting up.
Use Disk Utility to Restore to your new drive.
Restart or Boot your Mac to the new drive.
Would that have been a better route to take, considering the destination drive is much smaller than the source?