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rantingrich

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Aug 10, 2009
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AM working on my NEW 12 core Mac Pro! WOO HOO! Not one bust bunny inside. I ordered a 240 gb SSD from OWC last week and it came BUT did NOT include a Adapter bracket for the 3.5 HD Bay. I was thinking i could just plug in the wire harnesses into it and leave it hanging.. NOPE! SO OWC sent me a bracket that UPS say is out for delivery! So here I sit.....

I thought most of not all SSDx came with a adapter bracket! Had to pay another 40 bucks for it. BUT when it gets here I will need to clone the 7200 HD to the SSD... Does anyone know of any good CLONING SW preferably FREE!:confused:
 

danny_w

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SuperDuper! is what I have always used and trust; it is free for the basics. You pay to get extras like "smart" backups which is worth it to me for a continual bootable clone in case anything goes wrong. I have tried CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner) in the past but never had good luck with it.
 
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paulrbeers

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Dec 17, 2009
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I thought most of not all SSDx came with a adapter bracket! Had to pay another 40 bucks for it.

Most of use use the ICY Dock plastic case to convert our 2.5" SSD to 3.5" drives. Cost me about $15 from Amazon (but I have read some reliability issues with them so hard to say). Further, yes many SSD's come with converters, but none of the 3-4 I had sitting in my drawer of "computer crap" worked with the Mac Pro Sleds since the converters were designed to be held in place by side screws and not the bottom screws (if that makes sense?). I actually plugged my SSD into the 1st slot, and held it "upright" by putting a small box between the top of the front fan shroud and the bottom of the SSD until my ICY Dock arrived (when I realized none of the SSD converters would work).
 
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derbothaus

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Jul 17, 2010
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If you clone with DU you have to be booted from an external source. SuperDuper and CCC can clone while booted in the environment I believe.
But yes, CCC and Disk Utility are free! Unless you want to throw down something to bombich as it is technically shareware.
 
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derbothaus

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Jul 17, 2010
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That must be why every backup cycle no matter what nag option I choose it wants me to "upgrade";)
OK. Totally worth it and he deserves it. Saved many rear ends.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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That must be why every backup cycle no matter what nag option I choose it wants me to "upgrade";)
OK. Totally worth it and he deserves it. Saved many rear ends.
You can disable that:
Can I continue using the older version of CCC for free?
Yes, absolutely. Note, however, that previous versions of CCC are not qualified against Mountain Lion. Choose "Update CCC..." from the Carbon Copy Cloner menu to see options for disabling the CCC software update checks.
 
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