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how to install a larger boot drive

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Feb 5, 2013 7:51 PM

I have a mac pro 1.1 and am looking to install a larger boot drive without satrting over from scratch. In other words i want to migrate all info from current boot drive to a larger capacity b/c i have run out of space on the current boot drive. I would like to know the most effecient, stable and painless way to go about this process. Of course ensuring I retain ever bit of my data.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,120 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:09 PM (in response to DeeDAGGA)

    Launch Disk Utility and search its built-in help for the term "Duplicate."

  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (26,975 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 5:00 AM (in response to DeeDAGGA)

    Either Disk Utility, or my choice would be Carbon Copy Cloner (it's free). Install your new drive in a spare sled, partition and erase it (use GUID format partition map) and clone with CCC. Make sure the drive is named something appropriate before you do this process (eg New Drive). Then reboot holding down the Option key, and Bob's your uncle.

     

    Matt

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