Specific type of Disk Utility

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Management, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Management macrumors member

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    Is there a disk utility that I can use to clone my Mac Mini HDD to my need 120GB SSD HDD? My issue is that my Mini's HDD has about 5GB of space left out of the 320GB limit due to my large Plex Library of movies and tv shows. I would like to clone the disk but be able to leave those folders out. That way it would fit on my SSD HDD.

    Any ideas on how to do this or if it is even possible?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Carbon Copy Cloner, its very nice and you can select what files to not copy.
     
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  4. Management thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you so much.

    While I'm at it .... is it faster to clone a hard drive over firewire or USB? Or it doesn't matter?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    FireWire is generally faster than USB
     
  7. Management thread starter macrumors member

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    And lastly, since I purchased an OWC SSD HDD do I need to format it using Disk Utility before using carbon copy?
     
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  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    HFS Extended is the same and HFS+
     
  11. simsaladimbamba

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    Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is okay, HFS+ is the other name for Mac OS Extended.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HFS_Plus
     
  12. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Apple's Disk Utility in /Applications/Utilities will do it. Click on any drive to see the 'Restore' tab.

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  13. angrystroker macrumors newbie

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    not only will that work ...... but it is built into the OS ........
     

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