unusual question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thebadgator87, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. thebadgator87 macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Is it possible to take my hd from my mbp and partition it on to my parents iMac and then put the info back on to another mbp when i can get a new one? thanks for the feedback
  2. thebadgator87 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2012
  3. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    In theory sure.
    No idea how accessible those iMacs are. I don't own one.
    Since it is 2.5" you also might need some stuff to fix it in place unless iMac use 2.5" too. Could be don't know. Can be anything that doesn't impair cooling too much and if you don't move the imac too much.

    In theory the kernel should just load straight up even if you put it onto another machine.
    Worst case you need to backup and reinstall clean.
  4. thebadgator87 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2012
    oh ok thanks sounds like more then i need to get into haha
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    It's not unusual to have a drive swapped by anyone
    It's not unusual to have partitions with anyone
    but when I see you needlessly wasting time with anyone
    It's not unusual to see me cry,
    oh I wanna' die
    It's not unusual do a TM back up any time
    but when I see you swap drives it's such a crime
    if you should ever want to told how to do this more easily by anyone,
    It's not unusual it happens every day no matter what you say
    you find it happens all the time
    Multiple HDD swaps will never do what you want it to
    why can't this crazy tech be mine

    Really though, I think it would be easier for what you're doing to get and external drive, grab the stuff you want from your parents computer and either put it on your existing drive or on the new MBP drive.
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I'm impressed! Of course, now I can't get that song out of my head! :D
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    iMac in target disk mode, time machine backup from old MBP.

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