Switching hard drives among macs...?

jeph88

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I was curious whether or not I would be able to switch my hard drive inside my ibook with my hard drive inside my Powerbook. I have recently upgraded from my ibook G3 to a Powerbook G4 and would like to keep all my programs by moving them to the Powerbook. Is this possible? Would they be compatible? THANKS!
 

mc68k

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Apr 16, 2002
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yes, the drivers are there in X for all desktop and portable machines. your transition should be smooth.
 

benixau

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but why not image it across using cccloner or something.

I just dont understand. Isnt ur ibook HD smaller than your pbook one??

if you really want use cccloner and set the pb to firewire traget disk mode.
 

mc68k

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it doesn't matter about size, he's physically switching the drives. imaging or other software solutions would take longer in this case.

they're both 2.5" HDD, so the controller should recognize either.
 

al256

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Re: Switching hard drives among macs...?

Originally posted by jeph88
I was curious whether or not I would be able to switch my hard drive inside my ibook with my hard drive inside my Powerbook. I have recently upgraded from my ibook G3 to a Powerbook G4 and would like to keep all my programs by moving them to the Powerbook. Is this possible? Would they be compatible? THANKS!
I don't know if you've opened up an iBook before but it would take a lot of steps and, like, countless screws to get to your HD. The PowerBook is a different case though it shouldn't be too hard to put a HD in the PowerBook. If you tell me your model I could probably get you a service manual in a .PDF format. You'd also need a Torx T-8 screw driver to get into both the PowerBook and the iBook. In the end I'd just try playing with Target Disk Mode (Push T when the computer starts up) and hook up the two computers with Firewire. Hope this helps some.
 
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