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    Cloning a MAC HDD Help
    Hi All,

    I recently was given an old G4 and the HDD sounds like its gunna go any day now. I really want to clone that bad boy (130GB) on a nice 250 -320 GB HDD , is this possible with MAC OS? Can I use clonezilla or do you guys/girls recommend something different? Thanks

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    And be aware some old G4's, you have not supplied the model details alas, will recognise only up to 128GB on the hard drive.

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    Hey Thanks for the replies. Sorry for the late response, school has been a little hectic lately. OK so I tried carboncopy with a 250gb hdd via a usb adapter..lets just say it was slow as sh!t got like 2gb worth in 3 hours... Now I fully understand the whole hdd cap with old mac's... my model is PowerMac3,1 ( if thats a model number idk according to sys info thats what is stated). So yea if I am hdd restricted then can I just use a 130gb hdd with carbon copy via ide cable? Thanks All

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    Since your external Hard Drive is connected Via USB, do remember the USB on a old Power Mac is 1.1. That is going to slow any file transfers WAY down. If you were going to keep the PowerMac I would invest in a USB 2.0 PCI card. Another way to speed things up with an external drive is purchase a FireWire 400 external enclosure. Then it would be many times faster transferring files to and from that external.

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    Hey thanks for the reply and happy thanksgiving! I think I'm gunna junk this box, its way to slow for what I'm doing and I'm sure i'll pick up a better G4 on eBay or sumthing. Thanks to all who helped. I will still attempt to clone, thanks for the input dtravis7

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