Looking to Clone Mini HDD, need Help

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  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

    Wicked1

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    I am looking for a program that will allow me to clone my hard drive onto another 2.5" HDD so that I could replace my 320GB with a 500GB.

    I really do not want to relaod everything all over again if I do not have to?
     
  2. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    Agree with CCC. By the way OWC makes this great little Voyager Q which you just stick a 2.5 or even 3.5 HDD into the top of and immediately clone, backup, copy, move stuff into. Mine has USB2x1, ESATAx1,FW400x1 and FW800x2. All cables are also included. It costs $90 in that config, but they offer a USB3 model for like $40 if I remember correctly. Either way a small price to pay for losing valuable and/or irreplaceable data.

    I plan to mainly use it to clone and/or backup entire HHD's and then take them off site to a bank vault in case of hurricane(s). Have to think about that being in FL.:cool:
     
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  4. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    I have been using superduper and love it.

    I have cloned about 50 times (I buy and sell used macs) and have never had a problem.

    Is CCC much better? I have only used the free version of superduper and only make complete clones.
     
  5. mangrove macrumors 6502

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    The CCC I use is free too, I believe you can do complete or partial clones with CCC.
     
  6. skipriverstone macrumors member

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    Looking to Clone Mini HDD, need Help

    I just used Super Duper too.

    Really easy for me (novice) to changing out HD & RAM on my Mac Mini 2.0MHz.
     
  7. cfedu macrumors 65816

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    I looked at the specs for CCC and it seems to have more functionality then superduper.

    I think when I researched they a few years back someone posted a link for each. I clicked the first one which was superduper. I'm going to give CCC a try.
     
  8. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Will this Clone your BootCamp partition or do I have to create that from scratch?
     
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