Move Mac OS X to new SSD Hard Drive

Hello Experts,

I have a Mac Pro 2 tower that has 4 slots for HDD's. My main slot has a 250 GB drive which has my OS and applications on and the other 3 slots have 2TB forming a 6TB RAID.

What I'm looking to do is to replace my main 250GB drive with a 500 SSD drive. The only problem is that I don't have enough ports to have them all plugged in. So I had to remove the old 250GB drive and added my new 500 SSD drive to the system.

My question is how to I transfer my OS and applications from my old 250GB drive to my new 500 SSD Drive? Can I clone the 250GB drive to the 500 SSD drive if I connect the 250GB drive to a USB adapter? If not, then what is the proper way to clone the OS and applications from the 250GB drive to my new 500 SSD drive?
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"Can I clone the 250GB drive to the 500 SSD drive if I connect the 250GB drive to a USB adapter?"

You have the right idea but back to front...

With the the 250GB drive in the main slot and the Mac OS operating.
Place the 500 SSD drive into an external USB drive enclosure / adapter
Use Disk Utility to clone the 250GB drive to the 500 SSD drive.

Once the clone process has completed power off the Mac and then swap the 250GB drive to the now  cloned 500 SSD drive.

Watch this video if your still unsure.

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asp_net2Author Commented:
That worked!! Thank you!!
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