Problem with mirroring Mac's Hard Drive for Hard Drive Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RickR, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I am going to be upgrading the hard drive in my MacBook Pro. To do this I purchased a 2nd SATA 2.5" Hard Drive and a Apricorn USB enclosure. I'm following the advice on iFixit and also a article on MacWorld magazine ( The problem I have is I'm using SuperDuper to do the hard drive mirroring. I had to format the hard drive first using Disk Utility. Then I used SuperDuper for the backup. Unfortunately the first two times it froze up at 22 gigs and would not go longer so I eventually had to end it. I then tried it another time and it went much faster but then gave an error just 2000 files or so from the end.
    Is there another program that is better to do this backup or is there something I'm doing wrong with SuperDuper?
    Am I better off using Disk Utility's Restore Screen?
  2. randallisation macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2007
    You could try CarbonCopyCloner, I've used it to backup my iBook and Mac mini for upgrades, just Google Carbon Coper Cloner (it's freeware). It's worth a try if SuperDuper is freezing. (I haven't used SuperDuper so cannot comment on anything you may be doing wrong, but good luck anyway)

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