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    new hard drive transfer
    i have a powermac g4 digital audio with two internal hard drives, theres also a connection for a third hard drive inside, my question is, one of my hard drives hs been making a noise for a long and im thinking of getting a new hard drive. can i plug a new hard drive into the third slot and use carbon copy cloner to transfer all the data from the bad hard drive to the new one.

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    the third connector - does it lead to the internal dvd?

    you can hook it up but if its does not appear - even if set as slave, then unhook the internal dvd leaving that drive the only one on that chain (you may have to leave the door open while doing this)

    I assume you are not on leopard - anyway carbon copy or superduper will clone the old noisy drive - then you can take out the old one - swap in the new and away you go

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    im on tiger 10.4.11. thats what i was hoping. if i cant use the third hard drive connection then im guessing that i could remove the second hard drive and use its connections.

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    I have used the third connector myself - but had to disconnect the DVD drive

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