Transferring HD from MacBook Pro to Powerbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by csacred, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, I have 2 laptops and 2 questions!
    One is a one year old MacBook Pro (2.66 intel duo) with 200GB HD, OSX Leopard and lots of data I need to transfer to my second laptop (a Powerbook G4 PowerPC 1.67 with OSX Tiger and a 100GB)
    I am planning on upgrading my MacBook Pro with a 500GB and moving the 200GB to my Powerbook so my question is:
    If I remove the 200GB from the MacBook and install it in the Powerbook, when I turn the Powerbook on, will Leopard boot up normally with all my data available? Or will the computer ask for the HD to be formatted and will I lose all my data?
    I am ready for it but I just want to make sure It will work... Thanks in advance for your feedback,
    C.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Well I don't think you can move your MBP's hard drive to the Powerbook.
    The MBP uses SATA hard drives and I believe the Powerbook would use the older IDE/ATA drive.
    Different connections so I think your plan is a no-go unfortunately.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    #3
    True, besides that you have a PPC version of OS X installed. Won't work.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your input.
    But in general, transferring a formatted HD with an operating system and data onto a laptop would be enough to turn the computer on and use the data without having to clean erase or reformat the disk?
    Thanks in advance,
    C.
     
  5. macrumors demi-god

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    And your Intel HDD is formatted as GPT and PPC needs Apple Partitioning.
     

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