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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brent0saurus, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. brent0saurus macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2006
    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

    Mar 31, 2009
    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


    Mar 31, 2009
    Chicago, Illinois
    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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