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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
    to whom has the knowledge,
    i have 160 gb hard disk and would like to upgrade with recently purchased 500 gb hard disk. can I transfer all information, apps, operating system and be able to boot from this disk without using osx install disk.

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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    can i upgrade my hard disk without,
    to whom has the knowledge,
    i have 160 gb hard disk and would like to upgrade with recently purchased 500 gb hard disk. can I transfer all information, apps, operating system and be able to boot from this disk without using osx install disk.

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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    can i upgrade my hard disk without,
    to whom has the knowledge,
    i have 160 gb hard disk and would like to upgrade with recently purchased 500 gb hard disk. can I transfer all information, apps, operating system and be able to boot from this disk without using osx install disk.

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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    Yes, if you use the correct procedure and software.

    SuperDuper:

    SuperDuper!

    Carbon Copy Cloner:

    Bombich Software: Carbon Copy Cloner

    Regards.

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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    are one of these part of my os? have 10.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by powermac G5 View Post
    are one of these part of my os? have 10.5
    No, but you can use SuperDuper for free. Just download it.
    masakatsu agatsu

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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    Okay thank you, As well, will I need to do anything with the new drive before I perform this procedure? Or just install and clone?

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    SuperDuper will automatically format the destination drive and prepare it for the clone.
    masakatsu agatsu

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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    Thank you, Lastly should I hang on to the original drive for any reason or can I pass it on to someone else, in your opinion.

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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    Thats your call. I would keep it, but thats me. I like to have spare parts around in case of emergency, plus unless I COMPLETELY wiped the drive (D.O.D. standard, at least 7 pass, including free space), I don't trust other people to not try and recover it.
    masakatsu agatsu

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    can I upgrade my hard disk without,
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    Makes reasonable sense, oh, when I install second disk, will I have to set the jumper to slave?, And once I am complete I would swap bays removing original drive? thanx again and sorry about 20 questions, this site was highly rated for info and I just want to get it right the first time.

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    It depends on what the original disk is set to. If it is set to Cable Select than the second disk should be the same; otherwise yes, you would have to set it. Then, if you were to make the second disk the boot device, but are taking out the first disk, you would have to change it to Master (if they were not set to cable select).
    masakatsu agatsu

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    Very good thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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