Replace harddrive is there Ghost for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cighh, May 22, 2006.

  1. cighh macrumors newbie

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    greetings - I'm new to Macs (long time Windows and Linux user)

    What is the procedure for replacing the harddrive in a Macbook? (my new one is clicking (like the heads-parking-sound - but does it every 20-60secs) - I may just replace it with another - with larger capacity).

    (not the hardware install procedure - but the format and data transfer procedure)

    (Ive done this numerous times on a PC using Ghost - attaching both drives to box simultaneously etc)

    (another way to transfer the data in pcs - is to install the original drive in an external usb chassis - and connect after the new OS load on the new drive)

    Also - does any one know if you do a "clean reinstall" of OS10.4.6 - will it reload iLife?


    thanks - JM
    (loving the Macbook and OSx/bsd-unix - a little dissapointed in the few issues)
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    If the HDD is buggered you should call Apple and get them to check it out - you have a warranty for a reason.

    As for cloning programs, check out Carbon Copy Cloner, Deja Vu, there's quite a number of them.

    To do a clean install, you simply load your restore disc into the MacBook and follow the instructions accordingly, it will reload everything that came with your Mac.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    If you have a USB or Firewire external drive it's very easy. Use SilverKeeper, a free app from LaCie. It works with any drive that mounts on the OSX desktop and produces a complete clone of the hard disk.

    http://www.lacie.com/silverkeeper/

    Then once you've installed the new HD, just boot from the external drive and run the app again to clone the data back.

    EDIT: And the Gold medal goes to.....Chundles!!!! <sound of crowds cheering>
     

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