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Buying a replacement SSD for MacBook Air 5,2. Best disk cloning tool to get the job done?

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I need to upsize the SSD on my MacBook Air 5,2 (mid 2012). I've cloned a lot of Windows machines but never a Mac.

Presumably the Acronis True Image 2013 that I have won't work. Let me know if I'm wrong.
Assuming Acronis is not a viable option, what product should I use: Carbon Copy Cloner? Time Machine? Disk Utility native to OS X?
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Follow the instructions here to use the built in Disk Utility to clone yor drive.

http://nyacomputing.com/how-to-create-a-bootable-clone-of-your-mac-hard-drive/
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I like SuperDuper
http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

Works great and it's free if you are just cloning a drive.  I have been using it for years.
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SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner are the best choices CCC can deal with the Recover Partition.
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All great suggestions!

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