Mac Pro New hard drive migration

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kuhl, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. kuhl macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone first time posting and my computer skills are not the best so this may be a simple answer, but: I have a MacPro 3,1 (early 2008) Quad-core 2.8 GHz, and I just installed a second hard drive (WD Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III) and formatted it to Mac OS Extended (journaled) and then I Zeroed out the Data.

    The computer now can read/write to the disk like it's an external HD, but I would like to migrate the contents of my 300 GB HD in Bay1 to the new HD in Bay 2 and set it as the startup disk. Is there anyway to do a migration from one internal HD to another? I have several back up drives with Time Machine images of the smaller drive but I couldn't figure out how to make a copy of it with all the programs, OS and files intact.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Hi,

    Welcome to the boards!

    Here you go (the last bit will be important to have your system point to the new hard drive):

    As with most Mac things, this is fairly straightforward - just follow the instructions and you'll be laughing :)

    http://nyacomputing.com/how-to-create-a-bootable-clone-of-your-mac-hard-drive/

    Once you have the new one chosen as the main hard drive, I would back it up to an external hard drive with Time Machine then wipe the 2nd hard drive to use as whatever.

    Cheers,
    keebler
     
  3. Ed Miliband macrumors member

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    i would think you can do this with no problems
     

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