Hard drive migration.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by krisosha, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. krisosha macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2013
    Hey guys, I'm currently running a mac pro 1.1 with mountain lion and a gtx 560. I have two 250gb drives, one for the os and one for storage.

    I will soon be purchasing an ssd, but am wanting to install windows 8 on a second partition now.

    However when I get the ssd I dont want to have to re force mountain lion and then re install bootcamp ect.

    Is there a way for me to transfer the exact contence of my OS drive, then re put it onto my ssd?

    e.g. creating an image of my original os drive in disk utility to a 1tb external, then writing then restoring that image to the ssd?

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You can just use Disk Utility to clone over the OS X part of this, but that won't clone the Bootcamp partition. You will need something like Winclone for that.
  3. ender78 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2005
    SuperDuper will do that for you. Free trial allows for a full drive clone. I'd throw the SSD into one of the spare drive bays instead of an external enclosure.
  4. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    ^^^^Or better sill for a 1,1 Mac Pro, why not An Apricorn Velocity Solo x1 SSD card?


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