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Power Mac - Using time machine to copy G5 HDD


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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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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-http://www.bombich.com/
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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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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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