9.2 files on a 2TB exteranal HDD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dimarco, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Dimarco macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    yeah, I'm updating a few macs in 9.2 to 10.5; but i need to back up all the files onto a 2tb HDD before i reformat. The mac(booted from the 10.5 CD) is having trouble moving the files to the 2TB HDD, it is taking way to long; at this rate it would take a week or two to do this to all the macs here. Any help on speeding this up would be great; or just another way of doing this would be cool too. Thanks -DIM
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    How much space do the files take up? Have you looked into transferring them over a network. Can they really run 10.5 anyway? I wouldn't think a comp that ran 9.2 would have the spec requirements for 10.5
  3. Dimarco thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    4 HDD, ranges from 20-120Gigs on each. it is having trouble partitioning, these aren't used to a drive with more than 256Gigs(because they weren't around when they came out).

    Edit: the External HDD doesn't connect to the Network.

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