Hard Drive Dying - How do I Transfer to a New Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Apple' started by KC, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. KC

    KC Guest

    The hard drive in my Mac G3 desktop began making unhealthy sounds, as though
    a bearing is going. Is there a way for me to "clone" or image this hard
    drive to a new hard drive? Or will I have to install the new hard drive,
    format, and reinstall the operating system and programs from scratch?

    For those of you who might think the wiser course would be to scrap the G3
    altogether and move up to something newer, I feel a new hard drive would be
    a worthwhile fix because the rest of the computer is fine. It is mostly used
    for word processing, web surfing, and email, so in that respect it is still
    a useful machine.

    Thanks in advance for any advice
    KC, Oct 17, 2004
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  2. KC

    Howard Shubs Guest

    Make a complete backup. Do it now!
    Howard Shubs, Oct 17, 2004
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    kmc Guest

    Thanks for the ideas.

    The Carbon Copy Cloner page
    (http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html) states that it is for OS X.
    How does one back up a Mac OS 9.2.2 system?

    If I boot from the Apple OS 9 CD and run "Disk Utility", will I be
    able to make an image of the hard drive that can copied over to a new
    hard drive?

    kmc, Nov 4, 2004
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    Cathy Stevenson, Nov 4, 2004
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    Roj Guest

    Backing up or copying the system drive in OS 9 is trivial. You just
    copy everything by dragging it and dropping it. I have backup OS 9
    systems all over the place. I can recover from any possible disaster.
    Roj, Nov 5, 2004
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    clw Guest

    I back-up files from both X and 9.x simultaneously using Toast to CD's
    all the time with no problems.
    clw, Nov 5, 2004
  7. KC

    Roj Guest

    Backing up or copying the system drive in OS 9 is trivial. You just
    Ordinary files, okay. But I was talking about backing up or copying
    the *system* files on the *system* drive. You need special software to
    do that with OS X if you want to boot from the destination drive. Like
    Carbon Copy Cloner.
    Roj, Nov 7, 2004
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