Jump to content

Welcome to DBSTalk

Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

Transfer hard drive contents with only one external enclosure

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
2 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   wnissen


    New Member

  • Registered
  • 5 posts
Joined: Aug 03, 2008

Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:32 AM


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.


...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#2 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

Mike Bertelson

    6EQUJ5 WOW!

  • Moderators
  • 14,031 posts
Joined: Jan 24, 2007

Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

This thread should have all the info you need.


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


Since it costs 1.66¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 3.32¢ worth.  That 3.32¢ is my own and not the 3.32¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.

#3 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

Tom Robertson

    Lifetime Achiever

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 21,331 posts
Joined: Nov 15, 2005

Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:28 PM

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


Go Packers!

My real treasures: 5 Grandchildren - S, D, M, M, C ; 6! Great-Grandtibbers - B, H, J, A, M, C (Plus 1 in the oven!)

Protected By... spam firewall...And...