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Question: My Laptop’s 1TB Hard Drive (Clonation) TO a 1TB SSD Samsung Evo 850 and it WON’T SHOWS UP on my Macbook Pro 17” Inches ( Mid. 2010 )

Hi, good morning !

Couple days ago, I’ve bought a UNITEK DOCKING STATION (Hard Drive Cloner) and a NEW SSD 1TB HARD DRIVE (SAMSUNG 850 EVO MEDIA).

The reason I’ve bought those, is with the intention to Make a exact Clone of the Internal Hard Drive of my MACBOOK PRO 17” INCHES (Mid 2010), to a SSD Hard Drive.

PROCESS: When I realize the process indicated by the manual that comes with the Docking Statation, > step by step <, and it finished (showing the 100%) as the manual indicates when the process is done, then, I took the NEW SSD 1TB HARD DRIVE (SAMSUNG 850 EVO MEDIA)

>> ALREADY CLONED << from the Docking Sation and I have installed it into my MACBOOK PRO 17” INCHES (Mid. 2010) and it WON’T SHOWS UP.

Notes: •• I’ve turned on the computer and it shows a Folder and a Question Mark in the Middle shows up. •• When I connect the SSD HARD DRIVE on other computer on (EXTERNAL WAY) on DISK UTILITIES it Shows Up and you can notice it is Fullfilled with the Information or Data from the Old Hard Drive which served for initial Clonning Purpose.

>>> I have done this process like for 5 Times already ( Formating it and Clonning it Again ) I am talking about the >> ( SSD Hard Drive ) << and it doesn’t work.

I feel so frustrated and I need this be able to work because I have to install my NEW SSD HARD DRIVE into my laptop.

Please somebody let me know what is this issue about and what could help me to resolver it.

I WILL APPRCIATE ANY PROMPT RESPONSES.

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Apr 22, 2018 9:18 AM in response to DAVID ESTEPHAN In response to DAVID ESTEPHAN

Simply cloning a Volume does NOT make it a MacOS Bootable drive. You need to have made an exact replica of the partition Map and all partitions, which a drive cloner may or may not do.


There are several additional steps that involve the Terminal "Bless" command, that write the boot file start into a "magic place" on the drive. That is NOT likely to be done by a drive cloner.

Apr 22, 2018 9:18 AM

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Apr 22, 2018 9:50 AM in response to Grant Bennet-Alder In response to Grant Bennet-Alder

Hi, thank you so much for your interest and the clarification of this.


It ia possible for you to write to me the right steps to follow for this issue I am experiencing ?


I will appreciate your help sooo much and for eternity !


Thank you so much in advance !! 🙏-1F3FB;🙏-1F3FB;

Apr 22, 2018 9:50 AM

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Apr 22, 2018 10:12 AM in response to DAVID ESTEPHAN In response to DAVID ESTEPHAN

This is an article on the subject, but may be a lot more than you wanted to know:


What makes a volume bootable? | Carbon Copy Cloner | Bombich Software

This is a very simple recipe, and may contain much LESS than you may want to know:

Bless System in Mac OS X, if your partition won’t boot: | Raspberry Pi and Linux Blog


This article is a bit more technical, but includes samples of more recent (since Mavericks) commands to do this operation:


http://krypted.com/mac-security/dont-use-bless-to-change-startup-disks-any-more- in-os-x/

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Apr 22, 2018 10:12 AM

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Apr 22, 2018 10:45 AM in response to Grant Bennet-Alder In response to Grant Bennet-Alder

Thank you once more for the reaponse and the interest for help ! User uploaded file


Couple questions:


a) How could I enter to the ( Terminal ) if I am not into the Operative System ? >> Rigth Now, I am on Recovery Mode At Disk Utility Section.


b) It is possible I could call you ? so Like this I could explain you better what is Happening on my Screen.


My Phone Number # is: ***


I am really despered and frustrated because I have tried to install my New 1TB SSD Hard Drive Samsung 850 EVO Media, now like 15 times, and I can’t achieve it.


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Apr 22, 2018 10:47 AM in response to DAVID ESTEPHAN In response to DAVID ESTEPHAN

Terminal is one of about six options available in Recovery mode, just like Disk Utility. Back out of (quit) disk Utility, and you should get a Utilities menu that allows you to choose Terminal.


Its screen is a simple command-line interface, like MS-DOS or Linux, if you ever used those.


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Question: My Laptop’s 1TB Hard Drive (Clonation) TO a 1TB SSD Samsung Evo 850 and it WON’T SHOWS UP on my Macbook Pro 17” Inches ( Mid. 2010 )