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    sata 2 HD to my iMac
    I bought my iMac last spring, after my dell died. I was told the mother board failed.
    I have two 160GB sata 2 HDs, from my old dell. I want to use one to clone the HD on my iMac using SuperDuper. I did a search, and found out about SuperDuper, and something about not being able to connect any thing larger than 127GB with firewire. Is there any way to use usb on a sata 2 HD.

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    Jan 13, 2008
    An external enclosure will work to go from sata II to usb. You should probably check with Super Duper to see if it supports this combo before you finalize your purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroked View Post
    ... and something about not being able to connect any thing larger than 127GB with firewire
    I am not sure where you read that. I use a 250 GB Firewire interfaced external hard drive for my backups. Works like a charm.
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