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headparrothead
12-08-2005, 02:23 AM
I have searched the discussions for the answer to this question but did not find it. So if it has been answered I apologize for my impatience.

I have a PowerBook with a 40GB disk I am replacing with a new 100GB. I would like to use SD to clone the existing disk to a USB housing with the new disk installed. I will then install this disk in the PowerBook. I know I can't boot directly from a USB drive. Can I create a bootable disk using SD to a drive mounted in a USB housing? Will the new disk be a true clone (boot like the old disk)?

Thanks. I've downloaded the demo. It look really good. If it does what I want to do I would rate it as perfect. Good work.

Regards,
Jim

dnanian
12-08-2005, 08:57 AM
Just name the two drives the same, use "Backup - all files", and that should work just fine, Jim.

headparrothead
12-08-2005, 11:53 AM
Thanks for your quick reply. I'll give it a go and post back my results. Thanks again.

dnanian
12-08-2005, 11:59 AM
My pleasure, Jim. I think it's going to work just fine! :)

BK0001
04-21-2006, 06:59 PM
Just name the two drives the same, use "Backup - all files", and that should work just fine, Jim.

Have an iMac. Upgrading drives. Cloned the internal to the new drive - external firewire in SATA enclosure - and am now booting from external firewire as the primary drive.

Name is NOT exactly the same as the internal drive (has a "1" after it).

Am I going to have any problems replacing my internal drive with the one currently booting from the external firewire enclosure?

dnanian
04-21-2006, 07:39 PM
The "1" is what the system uses when two drives are named the same to distinguish between them. The non-boot drive should have a "1" after it, placed there by the system., with the boot drive without the "1". This ensures that aliases properly resolve to the boot volume, rather than the "source".

Hope that helps!

BK0001
04-21-2006, 08:02 PM
The "1" is what the system uses when two drives are named the same to distinguish between them. The non-boot drive should have a "1" after it, placed there by the system., with the boot drive without the "1". This ensures that aliases properly resolve to the boot volume, rather than the "source".

Hope that helps!

Thanks.

Just to be sure, my current external drive in the firewire enclosure, that's now my boot drive, will be happy when it awakes to find itself newly installed as the internal drive in the iMac, and should boot up OK?

-Brian

dnanian
04-21-2006, 08:40 PM
Yes, it should be just fine, as long as the drive itself is compatible with the iMac.