CarbonCopyCloner Question.

bentley

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I'm running a PowerBook which obviously has a slow hard drive, so I've got a 7200rpm 120gb firewire drive on the way to me now.

I was thinking of using the Firewire drive as my "docked" boot HD and then the PowerBook one when I need portability.

I was thinking of using CarbonCopyCloner to do this.

Will this work? And will using the firewire drive speed things up for me this way?
 

daveL

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Yes, CCC will work. It will make an exact copy of your internal drive and make it bootable (select that option). I'm not sure you will find an external FW drive a whole lot faster than the internal drive; FW has some extra overhead to it that the internal drive (EATA) doesn't have. I put a 7200 RPM internal drive in my TiBook (60 GB); works great.
 

mduser63

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I recently did the exact same thing you're describing. Carbon Copy Cloner will work just fine, but like others have said, I don't think you'll find the external drive much faster. I ran XBench on the external and got almost the exact same disk score as when I use the internal (4200 RPM) drive. Anyway, I think you'll still find the external drive useful for backups and/or additional storage.
 

HiRez

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munkle said:
You might want to check out SuperDuper, does the same thing with a slightly clearer interface.
That app looks great, too bad it can't back up to CDs or DVDs, but maybe they will add that in a future version.
 

bentley

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It's probably not worth the hassle booting from it then but I guess it's handy if I ever get problems with my internal drive.

Plus I can free up 20 or so gigs by sticking my music on there

Thanks for the help!
 

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