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1980 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2008 10:55 PM by TokyoJerry
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2008 8:47 AM (in response to dim Win)Hey Win,
My first thought is to go with option #2. My reasoning is, once you have cloned to the external, you can then go and boot from it to test the clone. If the clone checks out okay, then I would install it in the macbook.
AdamMacBook 2.0 CD, G4 Cube 1.2Ghz, G3 500 iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Max RAM in All Models
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2008 9:07 AM (in response to dim Win)Either option is good.
Don't forget you'll need a Torx T8 driver.MacBook 2.16, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2008 9:15 AM (in response to dim Win)Yep, either way should work fine, though I agree with using option #2 since as the other poster stated, you can check the drive to make sure all is working before you put it into the computer. I would also recommend that you still do the TM backup before doing either option "just in case."
EMacBook 2.2GHz White PowerMac G4 933Mhz Quicksilver, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2008 9:38 AM (in response to Evan Garner)thanks guys.
option 2 seems the favorite, but can any of you confirm that I can format, clone and boot from the clone copy of my system on the new disk whilst it is in a USB caddy?Macbook 13.3" Black, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1GB RAM; 80GB HDD
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2008 10:14 AM (in response to dim Win)I've booted from an external USB drive on my wife's MacBook after using SuperDuper! to clone the internal drive to it. I was testing that the backup worked; everything went fine.
The USB drive will boot and run much slower, but it will work and should be a good indicator that once it's put inside the machine, it will also work.MacBook Pro, 2.16GHz, 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 8GB iPhone, 40GB Apple TV, 30GB iPod w/Video, 2GB iPod Nano
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2008 10:21 AM (in response to Dave Z)Thanks Dave
that's good to know. I am glad I didn't pay the extra for the firewire caddy.
I'll post again once I've done the upgrade to update on success/failure/difficulties etc
thanks guysMacbook 13.3" Black, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1GB RAM; 80GB HDD
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2008 10:33 AM (in response to dim Win)Get the biggest drive you and and install it i you macbook, 320 gig I think. usb caddy for your old sata drive £25 or less, install os from new and migrate setting may take a few hours, but best way to go, and buy a 1T Time Capsule, worth every penny.macBook 2.1, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 4, 2008 5:12 PM (in response to David Bedford)This would be a "good" way to go. But if the user's OS X installation is working fine I wouldn't say it's the best.
Using SuperDuper! he can create an exact copy of his installation on the new volume and be up and running in significantly less time.MacBook Pro, 2.16GHz, 3GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 8GB iPhone, 40GB Apple TV, 30GB iPod w/Video, 2GB iPod Nano
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2008 8:30 AM (in response to dim Win)Just to feedback to anyone thinking of this upgrade:
It all worked to plan!
1) 250gb 2.5inch SATA WD Scorpio drive
2) USB SATA disk enclosure off ebay to clone outgoing HDD to (took 3.5hrs) using Superduper (free)
3) Boot from new USB 250GB clone to check working OK.
4) Swap drives (needs Torx 8 screwdriver)
Total cost 60 quid.
Total time taken 4hrs (inlcuding clone).
170GB free on my Macbook now!
Thanks all.Macbook 13.3" Black, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1GB RAM; 80GB HDD
Currently Being ModeratedJun 16, 2008 10:55 PM (in response to dim Win)I did pretty much the same thing but upping my internal 250GB to the new 500GB from Samsung. Only thing is, I used Deja Vu to 'clone' the external USB (500GB) rather then Super Duper. External (500GB) not work just fine as an internal.
Note on Super Duper... something just bothers me about that program being a one man show, taking almost 6 months subsequent to Leopard's releast for Super Duper to be compatible with Leopard. Deja Vu was compatible almost from the beginning. It's lean, integrates into System Preferences, and also will let you clone / mirror not only at the physical device level (a Super Duper restriction) but you can also clone /mirror from any folder to any folder. For the reference, http://propagandaprod.com/dejavu.html
'Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication' Leonardo Da Vinci
Anybody discovers a solution better then Super Duper or Deja Vu, I will be interested to hear about it.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.3), 15" MBP upgraded to 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk