Whats the best way to copy a hard drive identically?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by deadfrog, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. deadfrog macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Just bought a new hard drive to replace my old one, what is the best way / programme to make an identical copy of my original hard drive (including operating systems)

    cheers.
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

    munkle

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    Carbon Copy Cloner is the bog standard one, does the job, does it well and is free. Personally I prefer SuperDuper, to clone is free, prob slightly easier to use but also has some great features, like the ability to synchronise, if you register.
     
  3. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Carbon Copy Cloner

    It's free and works great. Look on Version Tracker or google it. I use it all the time for backups.
     
  4. Windowlicker macrumors 6502a

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    Haha I had just written a reply (stating that CCC is the way to go) and as I hit the submit button, my Safari crashed. Well, at least the question got an answer in no time :)
     
  5. zosma macrumors newbie

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    I also use CCC which does an excellent job. Also consider the NetRestore package, NetRestore Helper creates an image of the HD so you can restore to another with the main app. You can find both of these and many more excellent apps at www.bombich.com.
     

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