Installing a new Raptor HD? Possibly a dumb question.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Xephian, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Xephian macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2005
    United States
    How would I go about installing this new Raptor HD I just got for my Power Mac?

    I currently have a 250GB HD with OS X and all my content and files which I want to keep. I want to format and install OS X on the Raptor so I can have the Raptor as my main boot drive and have my current 250GB HD that I'm currently on be as a storage drive for all media and file type things.
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    There's a howto guide from apple
    Also might pay to check with the listing on xlr8yourmac's drive database (search under hard drive, IDE SATA, G5) - there seem to be some issues with some Raptors in some G5s...
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    Once you have to Raptor installed clone the data from the 250 gig to the raptor using Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! (Both available at Then restart while holding the option key and select the raptor to boot from, then clear the 250 gig.

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