Hey y'all. Welcome to my soap opera thread! I have a MacBook Pro from maybe 2012 with a 1 TB HDD. My hard drive cable *literally* melted in the Texas heat last summer and corrupted my internal HDD. Fortunately after a week of screwing around, I was able to recover 95% of my data, and manually put it onto another 1TB HDD. Then I was forced to start using a two month old clone, as my OS got wiped from the damaged drive. In August, I bought a new MacBook Pro in the Summer of 2016 with a SSD, and because of a lot of life issues, including a dying father, I have yet to use my new laptop. Here is where the problem comes in... I have been using my old MBP with the old clone I started using. So now my data is fragmented across two drives and a real data recovery issue if I ever get my new MBP going. The clone I have been working off on my old MBP now has a clicking HDD hed and I am afraid I will lose my data again. When I bought my new MBP in August 2016, I also bought an external case and Evo 850 1 TB SSD for quicker backup. I used CCC to clone my entire external/working HDD on my old Mac on Thurdsay. When I went to Option boot up from it yesterday - and I created a Recover Partion in CCC - I don't get a drive to choose to boot from. Is my new 850 Evo not compitable with Mountain Lion on this old MBP??? I am freaking out, because I don't have another 1TB HDD to back up my failing clone - which could go at any moment - and I can't get my damn Evo 850 to work as a bootable clone of this failing drive. WTF?! Please help me get this all working!!! BTW, it appears that CCC did clone my data onto the Evo 850 external drive, it's just that I have no way to boot to it, which would still be a major issue should my old 1 TB HDD die this weekend.