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#1 jgwdoc

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:28 AM

I just got a 750GB Scorpio Black to replace the dying HD in my daughter's 1st gen MacbookPro, and I was planning to boot the machine off an external HD that has a clone of the drive and then use CCC to clone back to the new internal drive. My question is whether I can just clone directly, or do I have to use Disc Utility to set up the new drive first?
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 10:49 AM

If you boot off the external HD, with the new one plugged in, you'll be pinged to Initialise the drive anyway. Then you can just CCC to clone to it.
So yeah, initialise that sucker!

Also, 750GB Scorpio Black!! Niiiiice. I was aiming at that for my own HDD replacement, but in the end settled for the 500GB Black with the Advanced Format stuff. If only the 750GB had been a bit cheaper, I might have splurged a bit more.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:47 PM

View Postteflon, on 20 July 2011 - 10:49 AM, said:

If you boot off the external HD, with the new one plugged in, you'll be pinged to Initialise the drive anyway. Then you can just CCC to clone to it.
So yeah, initialise that sucker!

Also, 750GB Scorpio Black!! Niiiiice. I was aiming at that for my own HDD replacement, but in the end settled for the 500GB Black with the Advanced Format stuff. If only the 750GB had been a bit cheaper, I might have splurged a bit more.


Thanks Teflon, I wasn't quite sure whether CCC would automatically initialize it via cloning, or whether the separate step was necessary. She had previously had a 500GB replacement through her college tech store and they charged her $250 for the labor, which seemed pretty absurd to me. I've changed optical drives in the thing before and it isn't that hard. I will say that with bigger drives in this first gen model, it gets VERY hot, so maybe that's why the replacement drive died in under 2 years. And the 750GB was only $120, so not terrible.
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