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Clone Hard drive

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I need to clone my laptop hard drive and install the cloned copy in a new hard drive. Please let me know how I can do that .
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Mac error 2066


Hi Taylor
I have been dealing with Mac's for over 20 years. Bought my first in 1984. The point being..... even if I gave you the description of the 2066 error, it would mean very little to you. It doesn't help.
It's more important to know which model you have, what OS (Operating System) you are running and what you were doing or what program you are running when the fault occurs!
Problems like your having do crop up, especially on Laptops because the internal hard drive gets bumped and corrupts data.
Depending on what data gets corrupted as to what the Error is.
Bottom line is, the machine needs some service about every 1-2 years to eliminate problems creeping in.
But.... You have a Mac.... So It's pretty straight forward really!
I have been using the following method for years.... SO.....
The best advice I could give you is....
Purchase an external 3.5" Hard Drive.(more robust than 2.5" pocket drives) About 1 TerraByte should do.
If you have a FireWire Port on your Mac then get a Hard Drive with a FireWire connector on the back... its faster,
Otherwise use the USB Port. (USB 3 Better)
Use the DiskUtility Program to Format the External Drive to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)...... Name the Drive something like "External Drive"........Now its ready for use.
Go on-line and download CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner)
(www.bombich.com/download.html)
Use this to make a Clone of your current Internal Hard Drive (Source in ccc) to the external Hard drive (Destination in ccc) This will take some time depending on size & content of your internal drive. Fifteen minutes to an hour.
Once completed, you should prove that the Clone is good by BOOTING from it. Restart & hold OPTION KEY DOWN & choose your new external drive. Once booted from external "Clone" you know for sure that the clone is a fully functional copy of your internal hard drive. Change the Desktop Picture in System Preferences so that it's different to your existing system. This is to avoid getting mixed up between Booted Systems (clones look the same)
The System Preferences / Startup Disk is also a useful tool here.
Now that you have a fully functional working bootable copy ("Clone") of your hard drive, you are SAFE from loosing any of your personal data. I make a new clone every few months to be Safe.
Now..... To rid yourself of all bugs & errors & faults and defragment your hard drive & update to a better (newer) version of the OS
ALL IN ONE HIT. and end up with a clean computer just like you originally bought. All you have to do is wipe your internal hard drive of everything. That is...ReFormat it with Disk Utility
(external drive unplugged for safety).
Then re INSTALL (takes about 20 minutes) a new clean (updated version) of the OSX. This is now free from Apple Downloads. e.g. OSX 9.1.2 (Maverics)
Then you can do one of 2 things.
Re enter all your details & passwords & Apple ID & Network details when prompted after re booting the new installed OSX OR
Choose Migration Assistant to put all of your stuff back in place like it was before you started. This usually works fine BUT it can put back faulty Apps etc that were causing problems before, so be choosy in what you put back (it allows you to select items)
Obviously it would be wise to have already downloaded the newest OSX for your Mac first. And even do a practice install on the external drive to see how the install process works.
FOR EXAMPLE
You could partition your new External Hard Drive into 2 Partitions of say 500GB each. One for your "CLONE" and one to experiment with the Install OSX Process.
You could even set up the New External Hard Drive with the New OSX e.g. OSX 9.1.2 (Maverics) first then "Migrate" all your old software back on to this drive. Boot the drive & test it for faults etc. Try for a couple of days. Then Re Clone it with CCC back to your Internal Hard Drive for permanent daily use.
It's up to you.... But having an external CLONE gives you so many advantages. You are using Apple Technology and ease of use here! So it's easy to do all this. Think yourself lucky, PC People would very rarely consider doing this with Windoz because it's just too difficult!
Good Luck
Trevor

Jul 14, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Clone mac drive


As an alternative, you can try making a new Time Machine backup from the files of the old HDD. Install Mavericks from scratch on the SSD and then transfer the documents needed back from the Time Machine.

I would recommend installing fresh OS X when upgrading from HDD to SSD anyway.

Here is how to make a bootable USB stick for installing Mavericks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2or1Wthkl1w

Do you need any additional assistance?

Jan 16, 2014 | Apple MacBook Pro Notebook

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Can a old 3gbs 1.5 terrabyte western digital hdd be cloned to a new 6gbs ssd


not sure exactly what you are referring to
there are ways of cloning an entire disk to another disk or copy the contents of a hard drive to another hard drive

How to Copy Contents of One Hard Drive to Another


There can be several reasons for needing to copy data from one hard drive to another; for instance, if you are migrating data to a new computer or hard drive or if you just want to make sure you have a working backup.


The simplest method is to just drag and drop the contents from one hard drive to the other. But this method will not work well for copying complicated things like operating systems.


To do that, you need to use a hard-drive cloning program.

The cloning program will copy your old hard, in its entirety, to your new hard drive.



Connect both drives to your computer.

This can be done by installing them both inside the tower or by connecting them via USB external enclosures.


Open your operating system's file explorer utility. Select the hard drive you wish to copy. Highlight all of the contents of the hard drive.


Drag and drop the highlighted files to your back up hard drive.


Allow the files to copy over to the new drive. Depending on the amount of data you are copying, the process could take a couple of hours.


Clone the Hard Drive


Download and install one of the many programs that will allow you to clone a hard drive. Cloning a drive makes an exact copy of the drive on your new drive.


It's the only way to accurately back up operating systems, as none of the data is rearranged at all during the cloning process.


Connect both drives to your computer, either by installing them or connecting them via USB external enclosures.


Open your cloning program. Select the "Clone Disk" function.

Choose the drive you wish to clone and the destination drive for the data and start the program.


Do not do anything else on your computer while the drive is being cloned, as it will change the data on the drive and disrupt the process.


Cloning a drive can take a few hours.

Once it is done, you will have an identical copy of the old drive on your new drive.


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How to Copy My Operating System to a New Hard Drive


Install the new hard drive into the computer.

Power down the computer completely.


Remove the power cords, the monitor and any peripheral devices.

Unscrew, pop off or slide off the computer case.


Touch the computer chassis

Connect the appropriate cables to the back of the hard drive.


SATA drives take a SATA power cable; IDE (ATA) drives take a power cable and ribbon cable.

If you are unsure of what type of drive you have, consult your manual.


Slide the new drive into an available drive bay, then screw the drive into place.

Make sure all of the cables are secure, then put the case back on the computer.


Connect the power cords, the monitor, and any necessary peripherals.

Power on the computer.


Format and configure the drive as per detailed in the drive's manual.

This process will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.


Boot to the main drive (the drive with the OS on it).

Download and install a disk cloning software


http://www.downloadcollection.com/lazesoft_disk_image___clone_home.htm


http://download.cnet.com/miniaide-fat32-formatter/3000-2094_4-75701815.html

both freeware


Select your "Source" drive, as well as any partitions.

Your source drive is the drive containing the OS you want to copy.


Check the hard drive data located to verify that you are selecting the appropriate drive.

Select the "Destination" drive, as well as any partitions.


Your destination drive is where your source drive's files will be copied to.

Click "Next." Confirm that your selections are correct. Click "Next" again.


Review the task summary.

If everything is correct, click "Run Now."


Allow the disk cloning software to perform the cloning process.

Do not turn off the computer during this process.


When the cloning process has completed, right-click "Start," then click "Explorer."

Click the destination drive and make sure all of the files have properly transferred over.


hope this helps








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Transfer data and operating system from one hard drive to another


Use AOMEI Partition Assistant,a free Windows partition software, to clone data or OS from one hard drive to another. http://www.disk-partition.com/copy-disk-partition-wizard.html

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Hi i have an acer aspire m5100 have backed up the 500gb hard drive and needed to change hard drives but when i restored both partitions and tried to do an erecovery it doesn't work didn't clone...


Greetings,

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As you can see from the figure, recovery partition can be seen in the Disk Management but it can't be accessed. unless you give or assign a lettter to that partition using Diskpart and run as an admin. you have to clone the original hard drive from your Laptop to have a recovery menu. you can create your own recovery.

Jul 08, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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I want to put in new hard drive e1505


i am assuming that your current hard drive is working, you just want to replace it with a bigger one.

you will need two things 1) a way to connect your new hd to your system (such as an external usb enclosure)
2) the software to properly clone the disk image and put it onto a new drive

go onto google and search "clone hard drive" you will find numerous free (or free for 14 days so you can do this before they expire) programs that can do this

here a few links with more details (plus links to the software)

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/08/clone-hard-drive-with-free-disk.html
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-clone-and-copy-your-hard-drive/

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How do i clone my own desktop?


you just need to know all the settings and the programs you have into one ...and look for the installers and configure it in the same way ...after that set it like the other ...if it has the same specs will be just like the other ...also you might use a program that does this ...
http://blog.taragana.com/index.php/archive/top-10-hard-drive-cloning-backup-software/

Oct 26, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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I wish to upgrade both RAM memory and Hard Drive capacity for Targa Visionary 1900+


goto a memory website such as Crucial.com or Newegg.com and specify your model laptop, and puchase some memory.

Its most likely a 2.5inch laptop EIDE hard drive.

If you wanted to clone the old hard drive to a new one, you would need a 2.5/3.5 IDE to USB adapter.

And a copy of some type of Clone software, such as Symantec/Norton Ghost. If you do not want to buy any, check here for 5 free different apps which allow you to clone your old hard drive to a new one.

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2008/09/05/5-free-apps-to-clone-your-hard-drive/


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Want to use clone hard drive to run XP


Because the HP and Fujitsu have different devices, you cannot clone (or create an image of) the hard disk and expect it to work on the other laptop.
Your best bet would be to copy your data files onto a USB memory stick or an external USB hard drive and plug it into the HP. You can open the files on the USB memory Stick/hard drive to work on them or copy them to the HP's hard drive to work on them.
When your Fujitsu has been repaired you can copy the latest files from the USB memory stick/hard drive back onto your Fujitsu.

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Basically this product does not do what it is advertised to do. You have to do a custom clone (not typical as suggested) and try to get an exact copy the drive you want to copy.

But... If you are upgrading to a larger drive you will now have to do a diskpart as an external drive in order to get the complete upgrade your drive.

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