Upgrade a secondary internal SATA drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vidnewguy, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. vidnewguy macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    One of my secondary 500 GB internal sata drives is almost at capacity. I plan to replace it with a new 1TB drive. However, it has a lot of captured video which I have edited with Imovie 08. I would like to image the new drive with the contents of the old drive. I don't have time machine or a backup system. My plan is to move the old 500 to an external firewire enclosure and replace it with the new 1TB drive then copy the contents from the external to the new internal drive. Would that work? Is there a better way?
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Yeah, that should work just fine. If it's bootable, use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy the data over.
  3. vidnewguy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    Thanks. It is not my primary drive and not bootable. Can I just format the new 1TB drive and open it in a window. Then open the 500 external in another window. Then copy the entire contents of the 500 GB external to the new 1TB internal?
  4. vidnewguy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008

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