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    Mar 29, 2010
    I have a macbook which had a 60gb hard drive, 60gb wasn't enough!
    so i got a 500gb and ghosted the image of the 60gb hard drive to my 500g, all works good except i have 60gb of stuff on my hard drive its says my whole hard drive is full even though its a 500gb hard drive ..:S'
    help please .!

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Ghost really isn't intended to be used with HFS partitions. I'm surprised it actually worked and yielded a bootable system.

    I would recommend formatting the 500GB drive and using SuperDuper! to do the clone.
    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!

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    Member Since
    Mar 02, 2010
    New Zealand
    Carbon Copy Cloner is much better for moving OSX data around.
    Ghost sometimes seems to do weird things on Macs (Although it seems to work perfectly well for copying/restoring a single Windows partition).

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    Member Since
    Mar 02, 2010
    New Zealand
    err than ghost that is, nothing wrong with SuperDuper.

  5. #5

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    Feb 25, 2010
    So how exactly does the carbon copy cloner work?? Does it create a fully bootable copy of your HD onto another HD?? The reason i ask is i have a similar problem i have a 160gb HD in my mac mini and want to swap it for the WD HD in my external (500gb) so can i easily make the external a clone/ghost drive then pull the Drive out of the external and simply swap them over or does that program create a unbootable image of your HD??

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    Sep 09, 2009
    Down Under :D
    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    Carbon copy cloner and superduper will both make a bootable clone of your HD.
    So easy way is to clone your internal to your 500GB external, and then just plonk it in and you are up and running.

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