Transferring Hard Drives Help?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Cologero, May 26, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I been searching the net for an answer but everything requires to buy something. I have my original hard drive of 140 GB and just bought a new one thats 1TB. I want to transfer my applications from the 140 to the 1TB. Is there a simple way of doing this, please help thank you.
     
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    DoFoT9

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    what computer is this on? are they both SATA connectors, or IDE?

    you will most likely need an external USB/FW enclosure to put one of the drives into
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its a Power Mac G5 and the old one is a Serial-ATA and the new one is SATA
     
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    Bennieboy©

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    plug the new HD in the 2nd drive bay plug it all in, use something like carbon copy cloner to copy the boot drive over to the new drive, change the boot drive pref in system preferences reboot and hey presto ;)
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will that copy over the OS as well? or just the files and apps?
     
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    DoFoT9

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    SATA = Serial ATA.

    you can put the new 1TB HDD into the G5 and away you go. :)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just dont have a copy of Mac OS X, so will it copy over everything to the new harddrive, including the Mac OS X?
     
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    DoFoT9

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    hhmmm. you might have to get some sort of cloning program (carbon copy cloner etc) as it can copy from the drive you are booted into currently (boot into your 140GB, run carbon copy cloner to directly copy everything to the new one).
     

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