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Default Migrating installed SL to a new 1 terabyte HD? - 03-06-2010, 10:50 PM


I have SL installed and running perfectly on the original 160 HD, I was thinking of switching to a 500 megs or 1 terabyte HD. Any idea on how to migrate the already installed and WORKING system on the HD to a new HD without confusing the whole system?


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Default 03-07-2010, 02:45 AM

First off, I don't think there are any 1TB hard drives that'll fit in a netbook. High capacity 2.5" drives are 12.5mm tall, too tall for any laptop or netbook I know of. Among 9.5mm tall drives (the correct size), I think the current max is 640GB.

As for migrating a OSX install, I'm not sure.

Imaging the small drive to the large drive should work, but growing the partitions to take advantage of the greater capacity might be awkward and difficult. It could be awkward because hackintoshes use a hybrid MBR/GPT partition table setup.

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Default 03-08-2010, 12:51 AM

You can actually just get the new drive, buy an external enclosure (SATA to USB), then use something like Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper! (the latter being my preference, but costs $). Copy the source (existing volume) to the destination (new volume). Then run NBI on the new drive. Power off the system, swap the drives, and you'll be good to go.

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