Hard drive help needed?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LouisLouis, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. LouisLouis macrumors newbie

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    Hi i have two external 500gb hard drives (one just removed from my broken time capsule but thats another story.), i have saved everything on one of them and the other is formatted and ready for action...

    I want to erase and do a fresh install of snow leopard on my mbp.

    I then want everything from the one hd saved onto the other one so i have two identical copies.

    Then in the future when i transfer work from mac to hd i want it to go onto both simultaneously?

    I don't use time machine, i prefer keeping my mac empty and everything on two hd's.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Carbon Copy cloner or SuperDuper can create bootable clones, which seems to be what you are looking for. However, it's very hard or impossible to get Windows 7 to boot from an external HDD.
     
  3. LouisLouis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just want to keep all my files on two external hard drives so if one fails i have another.

    Just say i wanted to save a file from my mac, i want to click save to 'ext-hd1' and it to automatically save to 'ext-hd2' as well.

    Also when i delete 'file1' from one of the drives i want it to delete from the second as well.

    Is this possible?
     
  4. LouisLouis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just checked out carbon copy cloner and it looks like it will pretty much do what i want as it can do incremental backups.

    Thanks
     

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