Original HD is Full... What to do?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ShakeWellProd, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. ShakeWellProd macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008
    My Pro came with a 250gig HD and I would like to upgrade it to a 1TB. Is this difficult to remove programs on the "slave" drive and move it over to the new HD? Or can I install my future apps on another HD? I have two other drives in my Mac.

    My original HD only has 25 gigs left on it and I'm looking to install Adobe CS4 on it.

    Thank you.
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
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    you could put the internal hard drive into an external enclosure and then once you have the new 1 tb drive installed you can insert the leopard discs and use the migration assistant to copy everything over to the new drive. It will migrate settings and everything too.
  3. OZMP macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2008
  4. ShakeWellProd thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2008

    Does CCC allow me to add a internal HD and then install CCC and copy it over to the new drive or do I have to buy a external HD?
  5. Semiopaque macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2008
    CCC as stated or Super Duper will work. Install your new hard drive internally, then use the software to make a bootable copy of your old hard drive onto your new hard drive - except with alot more space left over.
  6. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    You can also use the Restore function in Disk Utility. It will clone a drive just like the above programs. Restore is slower, but the two programs above sometimes leave out certain files.
  7. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

    Tom Sawyer

    Aug 29, 2007
    Agreed... CCC is great, but I have had little issues with it in the past. Disk Utility is spot on.

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