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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 11:06 AM   #1
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Macbook Hard Drive Replacement

I'm looking at getting a bigger HD for my macbook, how would I go about transfering all my data to the new drive, is there an easy way without using an external drive?
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 11:19 AM   #2
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No. An external drive is the easy way.

Otherwise you are backing up to DVD, then restoring from those, which is way more intensive.

You should have an external hard drive anyway for backup. Don't make MacDoc come down there.
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 11:24 AM   #3
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Haha I do have one actually.

I did a format and saved all my systems files and such, but how do a do a FULL hard drive back up for transfering purposes? (i.e. transfer all my apps, music, pictures etc. so I don't have to reinstall.)

I also have a partition for bootcamp on my current HD as well.
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Old Jan 17th, 2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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If you don't want to get an enclosure for the old drive, but do want a device that will be of use for this backup as well as other testing and so forth, try this:

Bytecc BT-300 USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter, Works with 2.5", 3.5" HDD, 5.25" CD/DVD Drive and SATA Drives

http://www.canadacomputers.com/index...010472&cid=516


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