Hard Drive Utility?

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  1. R0NNIE macrumors newbie

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    Hi, all!

    So my 4 -year old iBook G4 was acting kind of hinky. I suspected it was my hard drive so I replaced the 60 Gig drive with 120 Gigs! Wahoo! Except - my problems just got worse. I bough a new mac Book Pro!

    What I'd like to do is take out the new 120 Gig drive from my old machine and put it into an enclosure and use it for storage. I think I can do it. My question for all of you pros out there:

    Should I invest in a hard drive utility to prevent what ever bad mojo may have happened on my old machine from possibly effecting my new one? If so, what should I get?

    Cheers, all,

    Ronnie
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    Just wipe the drive, writing zeros, that should be atequate.

    TEG
     
  3. R0NNIE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So all of those tech tools and disc worriers are not needed? Cool!
     
  4. R0NNIE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a particular utility that does that better than the others?
     
  5. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    You can do it in Disk Utility in your Utilities folder in your Applications folder.
     
  6. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Yes, the disk utility that comes as part of your OS will do the job nicely
     

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