Quick question on new Harddrive and CCC/ Super Duper

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Smurfed, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Smurfed macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2007
    Hey all,

    I was thinking of upgrading my internal 200gb Hard drive, with a 500gb model and wanted to know If i buy a external closure to put the old 200gb in, and place the new one inside my mbp, do I HAVE to clone that drive with the above mention programs to access the data or can i access it from the external minus the clone data into the new drive.

    Simple version: I want the new internal drive clean with freshly installed Leopard, and external kept with the old data, can external still be accessed sans cloning?

  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Yes- when a drive is cloned with CCC/SD it just copies it as regular files, so there is nothing really special about the files. They can be accessed just like files on any disk- no need for any special apps or anything.

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