MacBook Pro :: Cloning/Replacing Internal Hdd

Dec 27, 2010

i need to clone and replace my internal hard drive. it's 150 GB and almost full, so I'm replacing it with a Seagate 500 GB so I can upgrade from Os x 10.4 to Snow Leopard, and generally have TONS more space

I'm attempting to do the cloning in Disk Utility- I've got the new internal hard drive connected via USB right now, however when i select it as the destination, the 'Restore' option remains greyed out...

I imagine I need to format my hard drive, however I impulsively clicked 'New Image' and it began creating a disk image of the new hard drive...

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Intel Mac :: Cloning And Replacing Hard Drive

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?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Cloning / Upgrade - Internal And External Drive

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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Mac Pro :: After Cloning OS HD - Other Internal And External Discs Not Accessible

Jun 7, 2012

I recently used Carbon Copy Cloner to replicate the contents of the main hard drive on my 2 X 3 Ghz Dual core Intel Xeon Mac Pro. The disk was too small for any additional software. The plan was to clone it to a larger empty disk. All went well with one exception. None of the other internal hard drives, nor any external hard drives appear in The Finder or on the Desktop.

Finder Preferences are appropriately checked to display all disks etc. All the disks, internal and external appear and are accessible (not gray) in Disk Utilities. I attempted to mount the disks from within Disk Utilities after applying First Aid but still received the "could not mount" dialogue.Obviously the cloned OS is unable to communicate with the other internal and external disks.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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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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Nov 7, 2007

Just this AM my G5 slowed down in the middle of a job, I restarted and that was it. Dead HD. I call apple care and took it to the apple store where they suggested I buy and install a new HD.

So, I'm thinking I'll buy a Maxtor 300 MG.

The question(s): The instructions on replacing the drive (from apple support) say to make sure and buy an ATA that is 3.9 wide if adding an internal HD but it doesn't say what to buy when replacing.

Do I buy SATA? If so, will it fit (they're 3.5 wide). Do I need to buy anything else? Will my old G5 have any trouble with the new HD?

Power Mac G5 1.6 ghz
Mac OS X (10.3.x)

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Feb 14, 2012

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Hardware :: Replacing Internal Hard Drive G4 IMAC?

Oct 12, 2008

My hard drive was going out on my older G4 Imac so I took it out and replaced with a new drive. Prior to removing the older defective drive I backed everything up on an external drive.

*I assumed I could just format the new drive and then reinstall the original OSX disks and then drag over the backup files and live happily ever after!

Problem #1: mac starts up but flashes a question mark. I insert the backup/restore disks that came with the computer (6 gray discs). This is not correct I see.

Problem #2: I am not 100% the drive I have is the right one (see below for all details). I may need a different connector? I ran the diagnostic cd that came with it and the new hard drive shows up and it says it's OK. NO other problems on the test.

Problem #3: I think the drive will/can only access 128GB of the new 200GB hard drive? if so, does this mean it will not work without an card or it will just not see/read the other storage?

Problem #4: Are the restore disks NOT the OS to reinstall? or was this on the internal hard drive already from the factory pre-loaded?

Someone said I would have to have someone make me a bootable OSX install and connect via external drive to start and then format the new drive and then re-install the OS somehow. I have been racking my brain trying all options and researching online all weekend!!

*Please let me know what the options are to fix this situation.


G4 iMac
Power PC M8535LL/A
800 Mhz.
512 MB.SD Ram
OSX 10.4.11

Original Drive:

4D060H3 60GB
5400 2mb.

New drive:

3.5" ATA/100 EIDE
7200 RPM 8Mb.
*includes Ultra ATA interface cable
(ASSY, ATA133,ROHS cable)


Pre-Installed MacOS: 9.2.2 & X 10.1.2 Maximum Mac OS: X 10.4.11

Details:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11. Mac OS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode

Details:This model is capable of booting in MacOS 9 and using MacOS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

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May 10, 2009

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Apr 8, 2012

I have a mid-2009 MacBook Pro 17" computer.  I bought a 750gb Hitachi drive in an upgrade kit from OWC.  I have formatted it and now using Carbon Copy Cloner am making a copy of the internal 500gb drive.  I am not very familiar with Mac OS X drive partitions.  When Carbon Copy Cloner copies the 500gb partition from my Pro, will it leave the other 250gb or will I need to use Disk Utility or somethng else to format the remaining space? I would like to put the 750gb in the Pro moving the current 500gb into the external housing if possible.

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Cloning Old SSD To New SSD On I7 ?

May 3, 2012

I recently transferred or am in the process of transferring my old info from a Mac Pro Tower to a new 2.8 i7 MBP. Previously, I had a 40GB SSD drive with my OS and Apps and it ran perfectly fine, however I needed more space. I ended up buying a Crucial M4 128GB SSD and upgraded the RAM to 16GB and have since had problems with the Crucial. I just now updated the firmware but that didn't seem to fix a thing.So what I've done is initialized the M4 SSD w/ Disk Utility via Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and I've done a clone using Time Machine (it worked but it was really slow and would occasionally lag for 30 seconds out of nowhere with a beach ball) and I've also done a clone using Carbon Copy and that was ridiculously slow (I would get a beach ball every 5-10 seconds and just opening a new window in the finder would cause a beach ball).

I don't know what could be the problem. I've since made a bootable SD card with both Leopard and Lion, thinking I'd just install a brand new OS onto the new SSD, but those aren't working for some reason.So yes, I'm currently using the previous and well-working 40GB SSD, but I'm lost
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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I am upgrading my MBP first gen unibody to an SSD drive. I just read that we should not clone an existing HDD to a SSD. The author did not give a reason why. So, my question is: will cloning my current HDD to a new SSD (using Super Duper) adversely affect the SSD performance? My initial plan for upgrading before reading this article was to clone my HDD to a new SSD in an enclosure (using Super Duper), then install the SSD. I thought this would save me a lot of effort restoring everything from scratch.

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MacBook Pro :: Cloning Vs Fresh Install?

Aug 20, 2009

When I first got my Macbook Pro I cloned a 250Gb in the result of a major crash. Since then it has been sitting in a 2.5 enclosure in my drawer. I never imagined that I would use as my primary drive, it was just an afterthought. I wanted to switch to a larger drive and I was going to clone it to save time. Has anyone run into issues with a clone as their primary drive? In short is a cloned drive going perform the same as a fresh install?

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Dec 22, 2009

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Jun 28, 2014

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MacBook Pro :: CarbonCopy From Internal To External HDD Then To Internal SSD

Jun 29, 2014

I recently purchased a new SSD and would like to input that into my MBP 2012. If I have a partition on my external HDD that contains the carbon copy of my MBP, am I able to clone it into my SSD after I have installed it in the MBP through the USB? 

Internal HDD --> External HDD
Place internal HDD into optibay, and place SSD into the harddisk slot
Connect External HDD via USB to MBP
CarbonCopy to new SSD via USB from External HDD
Format Internal HDD 

Will this work?

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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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MacBook Air :: Cloning SSD From Pro - Finding Transferring Difference

Oct 23, 2010

Would there be any problems cloning the SSD of a 13" MacBook Pro over to the SSD of an 11" MacBook Air?

The SSD is a 240GB OWC (only 80GB used) and I'm getting the 128GB MBA.

Are there issues cloning and transferring between different systems?

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Jan 20, 2009

I use my iMac for my media business, however I will be on the road more this year, and so I was going to put all my files, apps etc over to my work's MacBook so I can get things done for my clients while I'm on the go. Of course the thing is all my apps, files etc are lodged in the iMac, so I thought that the only way to avoid manually reinstalling stuff (and then have to move it all back to the iMac again) was to clone the user account or drive? Is there a way that this can be done?

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MacBook Pro :: Cloning Stock Hard Drive?

Jan 1, 2010

sorry if this has been asked; I tried searching.Anyway, I just bought a larger capacity hard drive and am not sure how to copy the stock 160GB 5400RPM one.Do I need to have some sort of connection to the new hard drive?Is there any way to copy it without having to buy some kind of peripheral?I also have an external hard drive.Would my best bet be just backing everything up and just set up the hard drive as new and just restoring everything??

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Feb 21, 2010

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MacBook :: Cloning A Broken Hard Drive?

Mar 28, 2012

So my hard drive just broke. Like a fool I accidently dropped it this morning and this means it cant be booted. I've tried everything I could find on reviving the thing but nothing has worked. However, after leaving it on the grey Apple booting screen for a good hour or so it finally managed to get to the desktop but was still going slowly. My macbook is able to boot of my external hard drive and I've checked the RAM and it's fine, which leaves me to believe that it's a problem with the hard drive itself. 

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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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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May 29, 2009

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May 29, 2009

I have a white macbook which I purchased in 2007 ( it is the version that only goes to 2MB of Ram total). In anycase I have a Hard Drive that i want switch into it. The question I have is there any benefit to just reinstalling a fresh copy of Leopard vs using a cloning software (SuperDuper or Carbon Copy)? Here is why I ask:

I cant remember ever defragging the current drive ( if that possibility even exists in Leopard.
I dont remember running any system tool like utility.
I have basically kept computer on ( or on sleep) for the time Ive used it. It is the best computer i have ever had. It is VERY low maintainance.

So with that said....does cloning copy over every characteristic ( an fragmented drive...slowness {of which none really exists}....or the time to launch the OS when it is rebooted)?

With all of this said, I dont use this computer for much storage. I have a couple of MP3s on there which can be ported off of there with a USB flash drive....and a couple of documents. Everything else is pretty much expendable.

I dont know...something tells me that its just better to freshly install the OS.

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May 19, 2010

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Jul 11, 2009

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Jun 7, 2009

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Jul 16, 2009

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