1644 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2008 5:53 AM by MGW
SuperDuper! is a wonderful application that works extremely well, I have used it for years. You need to have a Firewire external drive, which will allow you to boot from the clone of your system that SD will make. I have an OWC and a LaCie firewire drive, both will boot a G5 iMac and are fine. You can find good external drives at [macsales.com] or [smalldog.com] that will be compatible with your G5. Don't let anyone tell you not to use SD, it will not only make a clone of your system, but will allow you to make scheduled back-ups so that you always have a current copy of your system.
Just make sure that any drive you buy is a firewire, and you should be perfectly fine (the iMac will NOT boot from a usb drive).
Miriam's posts are always complete and accurate.
Let me add one more ++ for SuperDuper. SD's on-line support is the most responsive I have ever encountered. I had a couple of questions before I migrated from my beloved older G4 to a 2.4 Ghz Intel-based iMac. In addition to answering my specific questions, the SD developer gave me an excellent approach to pulling my data from my G4. Instead of hooking the two computers up via firewire, I (based on the suggestion) made a bootable clone and then just pointed the migration assistant to my external firewire SD clone. It worked perfectly and saved me from trying to have both computers set up on a limited work space at the same time.