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Transfer hard drive contents with only one external enclosure

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by wnissen, Apr 29, 2011.

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  1. wnissen

    wnissen New Member

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    Hello,

    I have an external HDD on my HR-21 that is starting to give very flaky playback, despite doing the surface test as described on this board. I would like to try replacing the drive.

    However, I have no way to hook up both drives to my computer (which is a Mac). Is there a way to take a disk image off the old drive, store it, and then swap the drives, and put the image on the new disk? I would really prefer not to buy a separate USB enclosure just for this process.

    I have no problem with booting to Linux if need be.

    Thanks,
    Walt
     
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