MacBook Pro :: Is SSD Cloning Good

Dec 5, 2010

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 Hard Disk Options - Procedure Of Cloning Leopard HD On To Local Back Up Drive?

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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Windows On Mac :: Good Software For Windows Cloning (not Imaging)

Nov 27, 2010

Does anyone know of a good software for cloning (not imaging) a Windows partition? Easeus wont' let me becuase the source drive is active or something....

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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
Info:
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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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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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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MacBook :: Making Bootable - Cloning HDD

Dec 22, 2009

Im going to be cloning My HDD in the near future, and Im going to be making a bootable clone. My one Question is whether or not my VM's will be cloned as well, and will be fully operational after the clone is complete?

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MacBook Pro :: Slow Boot After Cloning?

Jun 28, 2014

I have a problem of a slow boot (3-4 minutes) with my MacBook Pro. Bought my first iMac 27" in December 2013 and going great. Decided to buy a 13" MacBook Pro retina with ssd in May and thought I would clone my iMac to the Pro. Before cloning Pro would boot up fast but after the clone it takes 3-4 minutes.

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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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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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OS X :: Best Method For Cloning Drives From IMac To MacBook?

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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MacBook :: Sharing Applications Between Two Systems - Cloning HD

Feb 21, 2010

Is there a program or thing I can do to share apps between my iMac and Macbook? I have heard of cloning the HD as another way of doing it? How does this work? Is this even legal?

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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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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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MacBook Pro :: Using Time Machine Backup Drive For Cloning?

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

I was wondering if there is anyway to pretty much copy a Vista partition on a Thinkpad T500 (university Laptop) onto a bootcamp partition, I would need to clone it because my university doesn't give us install discs, they load the OS on the laptop's as a image with all the program specific software, this would help because then I can use my mac for both OSX and class work.

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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

think this guide will be useful to anyone looking to install an SSD to accompany a larger capacity drive but is a little unsure how to tackle the cloning/file organization side of things with two drives.

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Jul 11, 2009

I just upgraded my daughter from last year's MacBook to a new 2009 MacBook Pro (my mother will get her old one) by cloning the drive using SuperDuper. Everything works fine except it doesn't detect the audio hardware in the OS. I see that the new macbook pro has different audio hardware according to system profiler. Is there a way to copy the driver off the install DVD or should I just go ahead and reinstall everything.

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OS X :: Cloning HD Using CCC?

Dec 12, 2009

Can I add and extra APP. to my backup cloned HD without affecting the boot-able properties.... I have just upgraded my bowser to opera 10.10 and cant bothered to re clone the whole thing.

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OS X :: Formatting And Cloning New Hdd

Jan 3, 2009

I got a new hard drive and put it in an external enclosure. When i plug it in, i get a notice saying that the new device is not readable. what i'm trying to do is clone my old drive to the new one using SuperDuper, then take the new drive out of the external enclosure and put it in my macbook. someone told me i need to set up your new drive with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) with a GUID partition map scheme before you try to clone to it as clones don't work with the PC format/partition map that they normally come with new.

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Feb 27, 2009

I have an ibook g4 1.33ghz (mid 05) laptop and have bout a bigger harddrive for it. I am in the process of cloning my hard drive. I have gotten as far as putting the clone on the new hard drive via a hard drive USB enclosure. I know now that g4's cannot boot from this kind of enclosure. So my question is if I were to just install the new hard drive into my ibook will it just boot up from that disk now or will it not work right?

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May 4, 2009

i recently decided to dust off my old PC to play some of the games that I have been feeling nostalgic for and have run into a nit of a problem. One of the game discs is in pretty bad shape due to years of use and abuse and won't install the game. out of curiosity I threw the disc into my MPB's higher quality drive and it can see right through all the scratches and such. So I was wondering how to copy the old disc on to a fresh new one and have it still be usable by the old XP box.

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Sep 19, 2010

I need a Mac Cloning App like Super Duper...

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Mar 15, 2009

Is it possible to create a set of users accounts on one Mac and 'copy' them to another without having to do a full migration? I don't mean copying and pasting but using an application to clone them and place them on a target machine, if you know what I mean?

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OS X :: For Cloning, Do I Need An External Enclosure

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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OS X :: Best Way Of Cloning Hard Drive?

Dec 17, 2009

what's the best way of cloning the hard drive? Since I have Snow Leopard, Windows, and Ubuntu on here, I could use Time Machine for SL, WinClone for Windows, and something else for Ubuntu. Is there anything that could make an exact copy of the hard drive (including the partitions)?

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May 12, 2010

Have a new HDD coming, what's good software for drive cloning? Also (probably the wrong forum for this), how would I go about drive cloning on a MBP?

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