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    Oct 22, 2008
    Using time machine to copy G5 HDD
    Ok I think my hdd is failing. It is making a very faint clicking sound about every minute. I am going to buy a new drive but wondered if macs prefer a certain brand. Also can I use time machine to copy my OS on to the new drive? I don't have the original install cd's. If not how can I clone the drive? Thanks.

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    clayneal's Avatar
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    Mar 27, 2009
    Lincoln Nebraska
    late 08 macbook 2.0 4gig 320hdd10.7.3 32 gig iPhone 4s
    I recomend WD black hdd. They are warrentied for a full 5 years and I have found them t be very reliable. As for cloning I use Carbon Copy Cloner. Get it here-
    hope this helps.

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    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2008
    Thanks man. I downloaded cabon copy. Nice program. I played with and it seems pretty straight forward. I just need to buy a hard drive now.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    Sometimes HDD make the odd noise. Go into Disk Utility and select the top listed drive. What does S.M.A.R.T. Status have to say about the drive?

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