Replacing Boot Drive & Boot Camp Drive with Large Drives

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by XianPalin, May 30, 2008.

  1. XianPalin macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2006
    I've been hearing good things about the Spinpoint Drives and the 750GB ones are coming down in price.

    Here is my current setup:
    1 - 500MB Drive - Leopard
    2 - 320MB Drive - Vista 64
    3 - 500MB Drive - FAT32 (Shared, Irrelevant)

    I plan on replacing drives 1 and 2 with 750GB Spinpoint drives.

    My question is, can I boot off of the Leopard dvd and put in Drive 1 and NewDrive1 and just clone it, and do the same for Drive2 and NewDrive2 and clone it? And then go into Leopard and resize the HFS partition, and go into Vista and resize the NTFS partition?

    Orr.. am I going to have the nightmare of reinstalling the OS for each drive and OS?
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    1. No need. Let's say you put a 750 GB drive in bay 4, and you want to copy your drive in Bay 1 to it. Go to Disk Utility, select the name (not type) of the fourth drive, select 'Restore' then drag the name (again, not type) of the first drive to the 'Source' and drag the name of the former drive to 'Destination. I'll provide a screenshot of what it'll look like.


    You see there the restore tab, and also the Source and Destination drives. You'll probably have to reformat the Spinpoint once you get it, but once it's in a Mac-compatible format you'll be gold.

    2. For Vista, I'm less certain. You might have to reinstall everything, but I don't know for certain. Anybody else care to chime in?
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Use Winclone for Windows support.

    and while Apple's restore works for most folks, super duper has been perfect for me every time I upgrade.


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