View Full Version : Bootable backup possible with different brand drive?

07-13-2009, 02:16 PM
I've been reading about problems with the 500Gig drive in my macbook pro. I'd like to use super duper to create a bootable backup.

Do you have to use the same brand and model of hard disk to do this?

07-13-2009, 02:33 PM
No: you neither have to use the same brand nor the same model.

07-13-2009, 03:47 PM

Does the back up drive have to be the same size?

If I have an internal 500Gig but it only has 100 gigs used right now can I make a bootable backup to an external 200gig drive, for example?

07-13-2009, 03:48 PM
Yes. Just has to fit the data (with plenty of extra space, of course).

Make sure it's properly partitioned (see elsewhere on the board, the FAQ, etc).