Installing new hard disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ajedrez, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. ajedrez macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2007
    Is there a utility that will back up the entire hard drive? I want to replace the system hard drive (it's a Mac Cube, so there is only one drive), but I want to copy everything over from the old drive first. Can I back it up to an external drive and then format the new drive from the external drive?
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    You could put your "new" drive in an external enclosure and use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy. Then just swap the drives.

    You could also use it to clone to the intermediary external drive too, but IMHO is more complicated.
  3. duyvan82 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    If your Mac Cube could boot off your external drive (I'm pretty sure it can if it's a firewire drive), then I would suggest you use SuperDuper! to make a full backup of your 'old' drive onto your external drive, replace the internal drive with the new one, then boot the mac off the external drive and do a full backup from the external drive onto the 'new' drive (using SuperDuper!).
    I did the same with my MacBook, worked like a charm.

    Good luck
  4. ajedrez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2007

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