Hard Drive Cloning

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by olsend81, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. olsend81 macrumors member

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    I need a good preferably free program that can clone my hard drive to my new 1TB hard drive. Any recommendations?
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Sure, Apple's Disk Utility has a Restore function that does just that.

    Lou
     
  3. iphonedude2008 macrumors 65816

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  4. applegeek897 macrumors regular

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    Thats the best option. I used it when I changed my hard drive configuration.
     
  5. gsloan macrumors member

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    You both assume he has a Time Machine volume handy. Not everyone does (but should!) - And cloning is different from reinstalling and retaining configurations/apps/accounts from Time Machine, even if the results are similar.
     
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  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    For backups, I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner You can use version 3.5.1 ($40) or 3.4.7 (free, and works well on OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8). You should be aware that CCC also clones the OS X Recovery partition, which SuperDuper! does not.
     
  8. gsloan macrumors member

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    Thirded - CCC is another decent program. If you care about the recovery partition (I don't), it's the way to go.
     
  9. Judith123 macrumors member

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    Yeah, Time Machine is a perfect choice and it is easy to use. :) Just prepare an external hard drive, and connect to Mac. Then, follow the instructions.
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Time machine is okay, but it works in a different way. Even though Carbon Cloner is now a paid for app, I'd have to add my vote for it...easy to use, reliable and well worth the investment.
     

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