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Old Jan 26th, 2017, 10:31 PM   #11
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CCC will do its own formatting, note this well.

Ahhh excuse me but…Where on earth are you getting this sort of info from??? Carbon Copy Cloner.app can do no such thing and does not do any formatting.

Format the disk
Before you can use a new disk for a backup of macOS, you must first initialize it with the correct format using the Disk Utility application.

https://bombich.com/kb/ccc4/how-set-...r-first-backup
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Ahhh excuse me but…Where on earth are you getting this sort of info from??? Carbon Copy Cloner.app can do no such thing and does not do any formatting.

Format the disk
Before you can use a new disk for a backup of macOS, you must first initialize it with the correct format using the Disk Utility application.

https://bombich.com/kb/ccc4/how-set-...r-first-backup
Maybe my experience is with an older CCC version Patrick. Maybe also the disk 1st needs an initial HFS+ format-but CCC will for sure wipe the disk again, nothing but a CCC clone may coexist on the same disk!

Don't have the time to test this again, but I'm pretty sure...
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Old Jan 27th, 2017, 12:35 PM   #13
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Maybe my experience is with an older CCC version Patrick. Maybe also the disk 1st needs an initial HFS+ format-but CCC will for sure wipe the disk again, nothing but a CCC clone may coexist on the same disk!

Don't have the time to test this again, but I'm pretty sure...


Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) has never had the capacity to format a drive/volume as you stated: "CCC will do its own formatting, note this well." This is NOT true sand never has been. Period.

CCC can if the option is set, erase any existing data from a volume it's about to clone, which is NOT the same the same thing as formatting a volume.
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Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) has never had the capacity to format a drive/volume as you stated: "CCC will do its own formatting, note this well." This is NOT true sand never has been. Period.

CCC can if the option is set, erase any existing data from a volume it's about to clone, which is NOT the same the same thing as formatting a volume.
Been awhile since I did a CCC or any other variety of clone. I use cloning only to create a bootable back-up volume the first time I use a computer. From that point on I prefer creating ASR disk images to clones, as I am not continuously writing over a previous back-up, and I can maintain system back-ups over an extended time period rather than just one or two. An added bonus is a much faster restore routine.

Still I am certain that CCC does erase the target volume before writing a clone, it does not format the target volume. The formatting is best done via DiskUtility.
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Old Jan 27th, 2017, 04:48 PM   #15
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The iMac line up is expected to be refreshed Q1 2017.
So hurry and buy one right now while they still have anything besides a couple of USB-C ports.
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Old Jan 27th, 2017, 04:51 PM   #16
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Replacing the hard drives in that model of iMac is not as daunting of a task as it's made out to be. iFixit has really good step by step instructions. It took me maybe 20 minutes. That hardest part was clearing off the counter to get started.
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Old Feb 12th, 2017, 04:35 PM   #17
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I'm at the same stage the OP is at. I'm replacing the 320mb drive in my 2008 iMac with a 500 gb Samsung 850 EVO SSD. Looking forward to many more years of use with my 9year old mac. One thing I did notice while doing research for my swap was that my machine is only supposed to accept 4gb of ram but apparently can accept and recognize/use up to 6gb. I currently have 4 gb in there now.

Anyone here have any experience with that configuration?

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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 04:50 PM   #18
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No experience, but I read just about everywhere the 6GB ram configuration is possible.

Everymac.com has some solid info on this, I suspect OWC as well.
Try to look up your Mac model.

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Thanks a lot,

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