Cloning Hard Disc - SMART failing

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by filefish, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. filefish macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2006
    My Powerbook G4 is showing SMART status as failing. My question is: Is it safe to clone the hard disc to and external drive and then use the clone to restore back to a replacement internal drive or should I just back up my data, replace the drive, load the OS and copy my data back?
  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Either one should work... the SMART status has nothing to do with your data itself, but the drive is nearing the projected end of its life. One way or another, get a copy of your data backed up NOW. Then you can clone the drive to a new hard drive or start fresh with a new drive and reinstall your OS, software, and backed-up files.

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