MacBook :: Cloning HD - Need FireWire Or USB Enclosure For The New Drive?

Sep 20, 2010

I just purchused a Hitachi 500GB Travelstar internal HD to replace the 250GB HD and I have a few questions about the directions on cloning. Do you need a FireWire or USB enclosure for the new drive? Do can you use disk utility or do you have to use a program like carbon copy cloner or super duper?

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Nov 16, 2010

im looking for an external enclosure that provides a firewire option for my macbook pro. The reason i am doing this is because my macbook will randomly eject my usb powered one for no reason. I have been reading that firewire does not have this problem. Im only looking for an enclosure as I replaced my stock 320gb hardrive with a 64gb ssd for my main drive. Preferably something in the 30$ range because im a poor college student . Anybody know of a good enclosure to go with?

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Jun 5, 2009

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Nov 6, 2010

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Nov 1, 2009

I want to clone my hard drive to use on my new one. i dont have an external hd enclosure, though, and would be happy if i didnt have to buy one. i was hoping i could make a clone onto my networked time capsule, then replace the hard drives and somehow boot from the clone from my time capsule.

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Sep 19, 2009

On my new MBP I fired and set-up the system, and SL was already installed.
I followed the procedure of cloning my Leopard HD on to a local back-up drive, using CCC, plugged it in to the MBP and booted from the clone.It has booted up without any noticeable issues but when I go to open Disk Utility, or any other program on the cloned disk, I get the '...application X quit unexpectedly' dialogue box

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Dec 12, 2009

I'm trying to find a hard drive enclosure that can take multiple hard drives, not in raid that has a firewire 800 interface.

I've not had any luck finding such a beast so far.

Does anyone know if one exists?

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Dec 7, 2010

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Mar 28, 2012

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Now the issue is that my external hard drive is only 160GB and my internal (now broken) one is 500GB with around 300GB of stuff on it (yes I do need it) and I don't want to have to lose it all. So is there any way of getting my currently broken hard drive and putting its data onto a new one? My idea is to take it out, install the new one and use the broken was as an external and do it like that.

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Nov 16, 2010

I think it will work, but if it won't, it would be superb if someone more knowledgeable than I could tell me so

Step 1:
Buy 2.5" external Firewire 800 hard drive enclosure
Buy 2.5" SATA drive (probably 500gb WD Black or something)

Step 2:
Whack new drive into new enclosure and fire it up

Step 3:
Clone my existing 250GB internal MBP hard drive to the new one in the enclosure using Carbon Copy Cloner etc

Step 4:
Remove new hard drive from enclosure and use it to replace the internal hard drive in my Mac

Step 5:
All being well stick the old hard drive in the enclosure and use it as an external

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Apr 18, 2012

I've just bought a new 500GB HD to put into my MacBook Pro. I was wondering is it possible to use my Time Machine backup drive to clone my existing drive onto the new 500GB drive? Then everything should be exactly how it already is?

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Aug 28, 2010

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Apr 8, 2012

I have bought a caddy from ebay some time back to replace the optical drive with ssd.  It worked great. Here is my current configuration: SSD is in optical driveStock hard drive stays same as it was Now I am planning to upgrade SSD and install the drive in the place of stock hard drive instead of in optical drive (to take advantage of higher speed).  But the stock hard drive doesn't fit in to the caddy that i bought.  It worked great for SSD, but not the internal hard drive. 

1) Can someone recommend suitable caddy model, (hopefully cheaper one).  Or if i take out the screws from hard drive, it may fit into the caddy that i have.

2) My admin user is configured in SSD, which should not have any problem after migration.  But my regular user is in stock hard drive. 

Info:
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Jul 1, 2010

Okay so I'm thinking of putting a Intel SSD in my MacBook Pro 13" as soon the next generation is launched thus removing the SuperDrive in order to fit both drives. I haven't used it a lot of times but a few times I do need it and that's why I'm now asking this question.

What external DVD enclosure will work with the MBP SuperDrive if any and how will i eject the DVDs. I'm not going to shell out a 100 bucks plus shipping to Sweden for the MCE Optibay so that's out of question, however cheaper ebay alternative that ships to Sweden with reasonable shipping is okay.

Also while I'm here. I've been thinking about upgrading to 8GB ram kit however a friend of mine told me any ddr3 sodimm ram won't work which sounds weird but to be safe I'm asking if that's true? I'm thinking of buying a Corsair 8GB(2x4GB) 1333MHz kit.

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Mar 12, 2010

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Mar 22, 2010

I have an old laptop hd which i have in an enclosure. The problem is the enclosure uses a Y-usb cable (think thats what its called - the cable that plugs into 2 usb ports on your comp) - you see where i'm going?!

Anyone know of an enclosure for a 2.5" sata drive which will work from just one usb port so i can use it with my soon to be macbook air?

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May 23, 2010

Right now I have an i5 MacBook Pro with a 320 GB hard drive. I want to move that hard drive to my Time Capsule via a USB enclosure and use a 60 GB OCZ SSD hard drive in my MacBook. Do you think this is a good idea speed-wise? Also, does anyone have any experience with using iTunes or viewing videos with a hard drive plugged into a Time Capsule that's a few rooms away? I'm probably only going to use the wireless hard drive to listen to music and maybe move files to it once in a while. Would that be too slow? I would unplug it from the Time Capsule and plug it into my Mac to transfer big files or install software that's on the external drive.

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Sep 4, 2014

I have a SATA hard drive that works perfectly when connected through an external USB enclosure but whenever it's plugged into the internal SATA connector on my MacBook Pro I receive the error message "The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -50)." any time I attempt to move or copy a file to it. 

This doesn't happen with any other hard drive I connect internally, so I don't believe it's an issue with the internal cable.  

I have made sure all permissions are set to allow reading and writing to the drive as well as selecting the "Ignore ownership on this volume" option in the Get Info panel.

Info:
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Mar 31, 2012

Recently I bought 2 identical WD Scorpio Blue 1TB hard drives for my macbook pro 13 inch 2010. My aim is to replace the internal hard drive with one of the two I just purchased and use it as my system drive with Lion, Windows and Data partitions. And for the other hard drive I want to use it as a full disk back up for the internal drive (now 1TB hard drive).After I was done with setting up both windows and mac and data transfer, when I booedt into the recovery partition from the internal drive to clone the drive to the external drive, the disk utility gave me this error (Could not validate source - error 254). I also tried using Carbon Copy Cloner but it only could clone partitions, not the entire drive. Yesterday I downloaded a copy of Clonezilla. It worked fine until it had to clone an exFAT partition (my data partition). The exFAT partition appeared as 'RAW' partition in clonezilla. As a result, the whole partition appeared to be full and clonezilla had to copy every single blocks of data in that partition and the estimated time remaining was about 30 hours. So clonezilla is out too. Just want to ask if there is any program/application (bootable or not) which allows can do a full disk clone to an external hard drive.

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Dec 17, 2009

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OS X :: Drive Cloning Software For MBP New HDD?

May 12, 2010

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Sep 2, 2008

I have a Mac Pro from 2006, and it has hard drives in all four bays. The first drive is the 250gb default drive from Apple. The rest are Seagate and Samsung. The setup is: 250 (Mac) / 320 (Empty) / 750 (Backup) / 1000 (Media) The 250gb is getting full every once in a while, and I might wish to replace it with another 1000 or even the new seagate 1.5TB one. Whatever .. but since it only has the OS + Program files and some stuff in /home, I want to use the bigger drives for the data. And use the 320gb as the boot drive.

Move (clone) the 250gb to the 320gb Reboot and boot from the 320gb, replacing the 250gb. Which I can then make empty and use until I replace it with a 1000gb drive. I can use CCC to clone the 250gb to the 320gb. But is that enough? How can I then reboot and have the 320gb as if it was the 250gb,. And how can I be certain it is booting from the cloned 320gb, or the original 250gb once I am back into OSX? And can I then repartition the 250gb and still reboot, or will this ruin the master boot record or boot menu setup, etc?

I have no experience with this (yet). And am afraid to end up with a non booting system and a long night of trying to restore using the retail disk for leopard. I hope I am making sense. I just want to move my boot to the 320, and get more space for my boot hd.

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OS X :: Cloning To External Hard Drive?

Mar 25, 2009

My OS is 10.3.9 and I have my int. Hd cloned to a F/W ext. HD for back up. Normally I re-clone every month or two. Up until now when re cloning I've just thrown the old cloned Ext. HD into the trash, then empty, to make space for the new clone. This system "Seems" to work, as after a RAM crash, when looking for a solution I wiped the int. HD before I found it was a Ram problem. Finally I just replaced the RAM and rebooted from the Ext. HD then re-cloned back to the int HD. And everything is working fine. But now I'm wondering if just throwing the stuff into the trash is "politically correct?" If not, what is the correct procedure.

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Mar 10, 2012

I have an IMac 20 inch 2007 model. I have filled my hard drive up. I would like to clone and replace the hard drive?

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Nov 6, 2008

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Mar 31, 2010

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Dec 23, 2010

I want to do some upgrade things with my macbook and need to know if all is correct.My current internal hd is 80gb. I'm on 10.4.11. I plan on going to Snow Leopard but I want to keep my 10.4.11 system too to use. Almost 2 year old intel macbook.

I have superduper. I just got a new 500gb drive for the macbook. I also got a usb external 2.5" enclosure. I haven't done anything yet.What I want to do.... I want to partition the new hd into two. Probably 120gb to clone my current system on (with some room for growth) and the remainder to do a whole new fresh install + various applications of Snow Leopard.

Firstly, is it OK for me to have two separate OS's to boot from?

Secondly, cloning procedure.... should I take out my current hd and put it into the external enclosure, then put in the new hd, then boot from my former drive via usb and clone it onto the newly installed drive?

OR...put the new drive first into the enclosure, clone my system onto it, then switch out the drives? Does it matter which way?

Thirdly, since I'm not going to be doing any upgrading of my 10.4 system to SL....I'm leaving it intact as is.....and then doing a completely new install of SL....is there anything weird I should look out for. I dunno....my admin account...or not being able to have Logic installed more than once on the same machine...or anything else I should be aware of?

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