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    tcoffin014's Avatar
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    Feb 02, 2010
    Use old hard drive as external to add existing data to new hard drive?
    I ordered a new hard drive for my Macbook, but I don't have anything on my old one backed up. So instead of backing it up to an external drive and using that to put on my new one, I was wondering if I could take out my old hard drive and put it in an external case and use that to add all my existing data to my new hard drive once it is installed. Would this work, or should I back up my old on to an external hard drive first? Thanks

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    tcoffin014's Avatar
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    Feb 02, 2010
    sorry. I put this in the wrong thread

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    chas_m's Avatar
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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    That should work fine.

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    Nov 24, 2007
    i did exactly that with my old drive when i upgraded my emac. it was no trouble at all

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