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New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby Pinno » Mon Nov 26, 2012 19:17 pm

Fitting a new 250gb hard drive to an Apple Mac Book.
A) Is partitioning recommended and if so
B) Is it still possible to restore the system from the external drive using Time Machine after pertitioning ?

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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby bianchimoon » Mon Nov 26, 2012 19:50 pm

Some good reasons to ie. diagnostics, want to have 2 OS's to run, using boot camp. Personally I've never bothered and been using macs professionally since the 80's. As far as i'm aware you'll have to use the migration assistant rather than the standard restore proceedure to this hd/partitioned drive, good luck
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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby Pinno » Mon Nov 26, 2012 20:02 pm

Thank you so much. More help... :roll:
I have the original OS X 10.5 installation discs, plus the OS X Leopard 10.6 update disc.
Currently, its 'looking for the HD' but its not formatted. How do I format it?
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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby tiredofwhiners » Mon Nov 26, 2012 20:10 pm

pinarello001 wrote:Currently, its 'looking for the HD' but its not formatted. How do I format it?


Stick the DVD in the drive and hard reboot. You need to hold a key down when the ping sounds (C, R or Option - cannot recall which) and wait for the Mac to boot off the disc.

Once the start screen appears look top left and there is a set of menus one of which is disk utility.

Start Disk Utility and select the new drive, format for Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and then reboot again off the DVD and you should be able to get the Mac to find the TM backup.

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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby Pinno » Mon Nov 26, 2012 20:22 pm

tiredofwhiners wrote:
pinarello001 wrote:Currently, its 'looking for the HD' but its not formatted. How do I format it?


Stick the DVD in the drive and hard reboot. You need to hold a key down when the ping sounds (C, R or Option - cannot recall which) and wait for the Mac to boot off the disc.

Once the start screen appears look top left and there is a set of menus one of which is disk utility.

Start Disk Utility and select the new drive, format for Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and then reboot again off the DVD and you should be able to get the Mac to find the TM backup.


I'll try that. Here goes, slave to the 'ping'...
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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby GlenWatt » Mon Nov 26, 2012 21:39 pm

I used a utility called Superduper that was free and did a complete disk clone job.
Just need a usb caddy device to plug the new disk in as an additional drive to get you started.
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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Mon Nov 26, 2012 22:13 pm

I used superduper too.

I did exactly the same operation - a 250 gig into a macbook. IT was a bugger to get right. Luckily I had access to an old imac through which I could format the drive and then clone the other one.

For some reason the macbook couldnt recognise the 250gig hd when connected through a usb.

The cloning when it happens takes about 2 hours - but getting there is a cuntchops and half.
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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby Pinno » Tue Nov 27, 2012 14:07 pm

Alls good folks. Took hours (apparently). No bangs. No visit from Mi6. Thanks.
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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby tiredofwhiners » Tue Nov 27, 2012 16:55 pm

pinarello001 wrote:Alls good folks. Took hours (apparently). No bangs. No visit from Mi6. Thanks.


Yup - TM restores are a bit slow but I guess it was USB2 and 250Gig is an overnight job. Glad its done though.

You'll find that your next TM backup redoes the entire hard disc again in a new backup, as the UID of the machine changes due to the new HD and in effect, TM thinks its a new machine.

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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby daviesee » Tue Nov 27, 2012 17:00 pm

tiredofwhiners wrote:
pinarello001 wrote:Alls good folks. Took hours (apparently). No bangs. No visit from Mi6. Thanks.


Yup - TM restores are a bit slow but I guess it was USB2 and 250Gig is an overnight job. Glad its done though.

You'll find that your next TM backup redoes the entire hard disc again in a new backup, as the UID of the machine changes due to the new HD and in effect, TM thinks its a new machine.

Yup. this is true.
It really fills up your external hard drives but you have to make the decision - Do you really want to delete the old version?
I decided hard drives are cheap enough not to worry about it.
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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby giant man » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:51 am

pinarello001 wrote:Alls good folks. Took hours (apparently). No bangs. No visit from Mi6. Thanks.

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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby team47b » Wed Nov 28, 2012 16:30 pm

I remember when I were lad you could connect two macs together wit bi o damp string to back up 'ard drive, now we don't even need t' string.
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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby Pinno » Wed Nov 28, 2012 21:07 pm

team47b wrote:I remember when I were lad you could connect two macs together wit bi o damp string to back up 'ard drive, now we don't even need t' string.


Was this it ?

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Re: New hard drive for Apple Laptop help...

Postby Peddle Up! » Thu Nov 29, 2012 14:01 pm

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