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    Switching primary drives
    Hello... I have two drives in my Mac Pro 5,1... a primary and a backup. I use SuperDuper and want to switch the one that is used as the primary. Anybody know how I can do this?

    Thanks.

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    You can, either, go into System Preferences then Startup Drive. In there select which drive you want to startup from. Or, when you start up the Mac Pro, as soon as you hear the startup chime, hold "Option" until you see your drives you can startup from. Whichever drive you start your computer from, will set that drive to be the startup drive until you change it again.

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    Ok. Thanks!

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    And in my Mac Pro days always preferred the boot drive in Bay One and backups from Two onwards,
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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