SR 7

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I have an external HD that i used to back up a computer via Time Machine but this HD has been EXTREMELY slow lately so I want to get a new external HD just in case.

Can I transfer everything on this external HD onto a new one so it still functions the Time Machine back up as it should?
 

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Assuming you have access to a healthy, well functioning Mac, then I suggest you acquire a copy of Carbon Copy Cloner, clone the old external Time Machine backup driver to a new external drive, and test it.

Note, you need to find a healthy computer and not use your MacBook with a hard drive dying of S.M.A.R.T. errors.

Changing your external Time Machine backup drive isn't going to solve hardware failure problems with your computer internal hard drive.

Best of luck.
 

SR 7

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Assuming you have access to a healthy, well functioning Mac, then I suggest you acquire a copy of Carbon Copy Cloner, clone the old external Time Machine backup driver to a new external drive, and test it.

Note, you need to find a healthy computer and not use your MacBook with a hard drive dying of S.M.A.R.T. errors.

Changing your external Time Machine backup drive isn't going to solve hardware failure problems with your computer internal hard drive.

Best of luck.

The computer with internal hard drive issues is completely irrelevant to this topic.

My external Hd for some reason takes 15 min to open items inside the drive. Did a search and countless people have this issue with the same drive.

I just want to transfer that external onto another one and I obviously can’t use th computer you mentioned because that computer doesn’t even start up lol.

I read that we just purchase CCC in order to do bootable clones?
 

Bart Kela

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The developer of the Carbon Copy Cloner application graciously provides a 30-day free trial period.

Since you don't mention the specific external hard drive model in question nor specific, verifiable criticism of the device, it is impossible to comment on that.

As for the condition of your MacBook's internal drive, I think it is something relevant because you basically ignored all of the good advice provided by user Mike Boreham in the other thread.

That makes me wonder if anyone should be answering your inquiries at all.

It is time for me to bow out of this conversation.

Best of luck.
 

SR 7

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The computer with internal hard drive issues is completely irrelevant to this topic.

My external Hd for some reason takes 15 min to open items inside the drive. Did a search and countless people have this issue with the same drive.

I just want to transfer that external onto another one and I obviously can’t use th computer you mentioned because that computer doesn’t even start up lol.
The developer of the Carbon Copy Cloner application graciously provides a 30-day free trial period.

Since you don't mention the specific external hard drive model in question nor specific, verifiable criticism of the device, it is impossible to comment on that.

As for the condition of your MacBook's internal drive, I think it is something relevant because you basically ignored all of the good advice provided by user Mike Boreham in the other thread.

That makes me wonder if anyone should be answering your inquiries at all.

It is time for me to bow out of this conversation.

Best of luck.

I didn’t ignore anything he said. Lol.

The internal of my Mac has NOTHING to do with an external drive being used on a DIFFERENT computer.
 
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