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Copying to new External HD

326 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2011 1:10 PM by macteen94 RSS
macteen94 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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Aug 14, 2011 9:45 PM

I have an old 500 GB Hard Drive with my entire iTunes Library and iPhoto Library on it. I would like to completely copy the content of the drive to my new 2 TB drive. I tried disk restore with Disk Utility, but it says that the old drive "failed to unmount". I tryed many different approaches to fix this, with no avail. Please, if anyone can help, it is greatly appreciated.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7), Mac mini 2010 with OS X Lion
  • Randy Knowles Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Aug 14, 2011 11:16 PM (in response to macteen94)

    macteen94 -


       I assume your old 500 GB is external?  Is it USB2 or firewire or what?  And the 2 TB drive is internal?  Did you try dragging the drive icon over to the 2 TB?  What else specifically have you tried that did not work?


       - Randy

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Aug 15, 2011 2:53 AM (in response to macteen94)

    How is the 2TB drive formatted?  Also, run Repair Disk in

    Disk Utility on the old drive.


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