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Transfer hard drive contents with only one external enclosure


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#1 OFFLINE   wnissen

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:32 AM

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.

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#2 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

This thread should have all the info you need.

http://www.dbstalk.c...ad.php?t=148760

I will be closing this one so as not to duplicate discussion.

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#3 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:28 PM

Answers to your specific question start: http://www.dbstalk.c...968#post2769968

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