HD cloned via usb, will it boot in my mac?

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  1. brent0saurus macrumors regular

    brent0saurus

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    I'm upgrading my hard drive now and i just wanted to make sure...
    i cloned the new hd with carbon copy cloner via a usb enclosure and it warned me that i couldn't boot from it, but that just means i can't boot from it when it's in the USB enclosure, correct? Like i can still boot from it if i put that hard drive into my powerbook?
     
  2. infiniteengine macrumors newbie

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    I did this two days ago via USB and had no problems. One thing though, is that I used SuperDuper! which has a box you can check to make the drive bootable after it finishes cloning. I haven't used Carbon Copy, but I'd check and see if there is a similar option.

    Otherwise, you can get the free version of SuperDuper! here: http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html , which I can vouch for doing the job perfectly.
     
  3. MacGeek767 macrumors member

    MacGeek767

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    i used superduper as well when upgrading my 80GB -> 320GB and had no troubles, but I think Time Machine also works with this, but I'm not too sure...

    anyway, as long as you have the data backed up, you should be fine...
     

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