New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Just purchased 500GB 7400rpm harddrive now what??


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
joeygq007

 
Member Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posts: 35
joeygq007 is on a distinguished road

joeygq007 is offline
Hey Guys,

Good Morning TGIF

Anyways I just bought a 500gb Hard Drive at 7400 rpm for my MacBook right now I have a 160GB and I have 90 GB Free...I know 90GB is still alot but just wanted that extra space just in case. Now my main concern is since I got Super Duper on my MacBook how does this work. When I install my new Hard Drive do I have to do a clean install and then install Super Duper and use it to restore. Will it restore my applications or you prefer to install everything manually again all my programs one by one ughh I have a sh*t load of applications...In Super Duper I used the Disk Image feature to make an image file as a backup then Im guessing I would burn it...How would this work all your help would be greatly appreciated I really wanna get my HD up and running today
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,599
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Connect the new hard disk to your computer using something like a USB to SATA adapter or enclosure. This is an example:

Newegg.com - VANTEC CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Adapters & Gender Changers

Then use SuperDuper to backup your old drive to the new one. Once that's done, you'll have a clone of the disk. Install the new disk and you're up and running.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Gaffle

 
Member Since: Jan 08, 2010
Location: Garden City, MI
Posts: 7
Gaffle is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro 13" 160gig

Gaffle is offline
I read somewhere in this forum to do a fresh install of SL on the new drive and then use a time machine backup to restore. I guess with SuperDuper you wouldn't have to perform the SL install.

I am also about to purchase a new HDD for my macbook pro. Haven't figured out how I will import everything from old drive to new.
QUOTE Thanks
ticedoff8

 
Member Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posts: 147
ticedoff8 will become famous soon enough

ticedoff8 is offline
Get a USB enclosure & cable that will hold the 2.5" notebook disk.
Open the MB - remove the old drive and mount it in the USB enclosure.
Mount the new HD in the MB and close it up.
Power up the system - it should find the USB system disk and boot.

You must format the new drive before you use it. Use the "Disk Utilities" app and make a new partition on the new HD. Make sure you choose "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" and check the <OPTION> button - make sure you have "GUID Partition Table" checked.

Run SuperDuper and "copy" the old (now external) HD to the new internal HD.
It takes about 2 to 3 hours.
Once you are done, shutdown and unplug the external HD.
Power the system up.
It should be exactly like it was before, except almost 350GB free.

Keep the old HD around for a couple of weeks to make sure everything is okay. Then reformat it and use it as a spare.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Can settings for my VGA port be changed? | tiny dot on macbook »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Which of these 500GB HDDs? Waterpolo820 Apple Notebooks 20 12-07-2008 11:03 PM
Loading old programs from old Harddrive... Can it be done? Headie*Threadie Apple Notebooks 4 07-15-2008 12:55 PM
Itunes, External Harddrive, and Home Network Questions reptile Switcher Hangout 1 12-28-2007 11:07 AM
Booting from external Harddrive Hustle Apple Notebooks 5 05-28-2007 06:54 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?