new harddrive

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  1. -kritter- macrumors regular

    -kritter-

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    I just got a new 160GB harddrive for my macBook, and i also bought an external harddrive enclosure for the old 60GB harddrive, but what i wanted to know is if i can connect the old harddrive when i have OSX up and running on the new one, and seeing as that the old one will also have OSX installed on it will i still be able to browse through files and retrieve all of my music and some applications and such and transfer it to the new harddrive???
    sry if this is a no brainier but i need to absolutely know if this is possible before i get my new harddrive in....thanks
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  3. -kritter- thread starter macrumors regular

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    so "yes" this is possible???
     
  4. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a

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    It is possible and you will enjoy more space from that harddrive.
     
  5. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a

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    There will be no problems. If the external enclosure sports a FireWire connection, you can also boot from it.

    I, in fact, just purchased a new HD for my G4 tower and cloned my old HD to the new HD. When it was finished, I selected the new HD as the startup device. The old HD was still there with OS X on it and I didn't have any problems.

    I have since erased the old HD and have relieved it of its OS X duties.
     

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