Migrating MacBook Pro Hard Drive to my new iMac i3?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tears2040, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. tears2040 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010
    Ok here's the deal and two problems I have. I have certain software on my computer that was given to us by my college which I do not have the install disc ( I do have the serial # though)

    Mainly FCP, AE and a bunch more editing and graphic programs.

    My old MBP has Leopard and my new iMac has Snow Leopard. How would I go buy getting my apps from my old HD to my new one? I'm assuming I can clone the hard drive but it uses an older os, will it work and how is the exact process to do this?

    Now my second problem is this, I have a couple of eSata external Hard drives that I use to edit my projects. The iMac does not have an eSata connection, so I guess I have to buy a firewire 800 enclosure or remove the imacs optical drive and stuff my HD in there? If I need to buy an external firewire 800 drive can someone recommend me some good enclosures or drives.......

    I seriously do not know what the Heck to do and I am asking for guidance and assistance here

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    1. Warez/Serials/Keys.
    Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation. Do not ask for or give such help.

    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do

    2. OWC and G-Raid have some enclosures you might be interested in.
  3. tears2040 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2010


    This must be the most vague post I have ever seen. I've spent over 80K on education and none of my stuff is illegal. I paid $$ for it. Second your post was not helpful at all. Saying g-raid or this company has enclosures for you is like say apple has a computer you need.

    Unless your going to post specific help keep your idiotic comments to yourself

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