Moving Time Machine to internal -- should this work?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ManiG, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. ManiG macrumors member

    Aug 11, 2009
    I have an external USB drive containing my TM backups. I'd like to take the HD out of the enclosure and install it internally in my MacPro. Will TM just detect that the drive is now internal/SATA and continue to work, or will I need to clean it and start backing up from scratch?

  2. TheStrudel macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2008
    It should work without interference, but YMMV. I'm not sure if TM expects to find it on the same bus or not. I think it recognizes files on the drive, so you should be good. There shouldn't be any harm in trying as TM will warn you.
  3. rtrt, Aug 18, 2009
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