Back up my entire macbook pro ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fab5freddy, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    i am about to sell my MacBook Pro, and want to back up the entire computer.

    IS it enough to copy the entire Harddrive to an external harddrive ?

    or should i take some other precautions ?

    cheers, FF
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    it's perhaps better to use a firewiredrive and make a bootable copy to it with carbon copy cloner or another backup program.
    If you have programs on it like photoshop that need an activation don't forget to de-activate
     
  3. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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    yeah if you use a program like superdooper you can just copy your whole HD which on a MBP shouldnt be under 100GB onto a firewire external HD.

    why are you selling it?
     
  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    ok! can i use an external USB 2.0 hardrive to back up on ?

    why does it have to be firewire ?
     
  5. MattJessop macrumors regular

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    You don't need firewire. USB is perfectly acceptable for external HDDs. Firewire is just a lot faster and reliable than USB however, and was designed with external HDD and video editing in mind. It would back up your MBP a lot faster.

    But USB 2.0 is perfectly fine (and cheaper usually) to back it up :)
     

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