I'm about to install a new hard drive into my Macbook and transfer all the files/data and It seems there are two distinct routes I could go:
A) Clone the new drive from the old internal in my Macbook using Disk Utility, CCC, etc, then swap the drives.
B) Install the new drive into my MacBook, install OS X from DVD, and then migrate from the old drive using the Migration Assistant.
Is one method better/easier/less likely to screw up over the other? Is there an advantage to doing a "fresh install", Method B)? What are the pros and cons of each?
I've done a ton of reading on this subject but have not found anything that addresses the distinction between the two methods, ie when to do one over the other. Method A), clone and swap, seems to be advised more on the internet than B).
Many thanks in advance for pointing me on the best path.