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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:05 AM   #1
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Cloning rMBP drive to a memory Stick ?

Hi Guys,

I have a rMBP + mac mini and have cloned the drives to other drives for safekeeping in case I run into problems.....

Anyway this seem to be a waste of spare drives as well as the possibility of drives going bad .....

Since 32gb/64gb flash drives are now readily available, I was wondering if it is possible to clone to the flash drives instead .... and would they work the same way as the bootable spare drives ....?


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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:13 AM   #2
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:56 AM   #3
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Yes, but Slooooowwwwww.
cheers,

I'll give it a try to see how slow.

I take it that all I will need to do is :-
1) connect 2 flash drives i.e. a bootable + target flash drives ...
2) Boot the mac to the bootable drive
3) use Disk utility to clone the mac HDD to the target flash drive

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:15 AM   #4
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cheers,

I'll give it a try to see how slow.

I take it that all I will need to do is :-
1) connect 2 flash drives i.e. a bootable + target flash drives ...
2) Boot the mac to the bootable drive
3) use Disk utility to clone the mac HDD to the target flash drive

cheers


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Clone it and you are most likely good to go, most likely since there are a fair amount of people here on MR which clone their device, boot up from it but get the grey screen with the STOP sign.
Might be a 10.8.2 Bug??
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:19 AM   #5
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Clone it and you are most likely good to go, most likely since there are a fair amount of people here on MR which clone their device, boot up from it but get the grey screen with the STOP sign.
Might be a 10.8.2 Bug??
Is your comment in relation to using a Flash drive or HDD?.

Strangely enough I did not bother to check if the HDD clones I created some time a go were bootable !


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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:10 AM   #6
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I am interested in this too.... a 64GB USB3 drive would help performance wise.
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