Are you trying to find an effective method to upgrade Mac disk into a bigger SSD? Looking for a way to replace your macOS system disk with a new SSD on your Mac? Don’t worry about losing any complex data or having no idea about how to upgrade macOS Sierra system disk to a bigger SSD anymore. Here in this article, we’ll show you detail steps about how to upgrade and replace Mac system disk to a new SSD without losing any data. Just follow to see the detail steps and replace your Mac disk now:
It’s highly necessary to choose a suitable SSD which is compatible with your Mac. And you can go to Apple menu > tab About This Mac to check out the overview screen of your Mac computer. Then you’ll know the exact model of your Mac and find a compatible SSD drive.
If you think it’s time to upgrade Mac system disk with newly selected SSD, relax and we still have one more step to take. It is to back up all important personal files and valuable data which are stored in your Mac.
Here we’d like to recommend you try Time Machine to backup whatever you want on Mac into an external storage device.
If you don’t have any backups in Time Machine and don’t want to lose any precious data, you may try an alternative software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac to restore lost data on Mac due to SSD upgrade.
In order to gain a smooth SSD upgrade process and get your macOS installed on Mac without any problems, it’s also highly recommended for you to create a bootable USB drive for Mac in advance. And here are some detail steps:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/SierraBootInstall --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction
Now it’s time for you to upgrade and replace macOS system disk with new SSD on your Mac. And here are some basic steps to guide you upgrade and replace your Mac system disk to a bigger SSD:
Now all the process for replacing and upgrading Mac system disk with a bigger SSD is done. But how to get macOS back and all previous data? Follow Step 5 to reinstall macOS from bootable disk which was created in Step 3.
Now you can perform a clean install of macOS from the USB bootable disk now:
When all the processes are finished, you can reboot Mac to get your beloved macOS back installed on new SSD now.
Then you can run Time Machine and connect the external hard drive which contains all your Mac data backups to select to restore all those data back to Mac again.
If you fail to extract and restore all data backups into Mac after upgrading macOS SSD, don’t worry. Professional Mac data recovery - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac will help.
You can directly connect the backup drive or your old system disk as a storage device with Mac, and run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to restore all your data by following the below steps now:
1. Connect backup drive or old disk with Mac. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac and select file types. Click Next.
2. Choose volume where the backup drive or old disk is, click "Scan" to let the program scan all data for you.
Choose Deep Scan and let the program find more lost data for you on Mac.
3.Preview and choose found data, click "Recover" to save in a safe spot on Mac.
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