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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Can I use USB for Cloning ?

Can not find a firewire cable right now.... can I use USB cable to clone a drive with SuperDuper or some other way ?

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:07 PM   #2
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I don't think you can use USB for a machine-to-machine clone like you can with FireWire. You could temporarily remove the source drive and put it in a cheap USB enclosure and clone from that. You don't mention what machines you are trying to use, but I recall that some Macs allow a simple ethernet cable to be used between them.

Obviously, you could also get a external drive and backup on the source machine, then use that to either restore or migrate your data to the destination machine. Then you will have a backup drive to faithfully use from now on.
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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If it's an external USB, yes, you can clone over USB.

But as hfg noted, that doesn't work machine-to-machine on most (all?) Macs.
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