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Cloning MacBook Pro HDD

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January 17, 2013 4:41:13 PM

I want to replace my macbook pro HDD with an SSD.

Would I be able to use a windows based cloning software on my windows computer to clone the HDD to the SSD when they are both hooked up via SATA?

I just dont feel like buying an external inclosure for my macbook pro to clone the drive so I am trying to find a way around that.
a c 386 G Storage
January 17, 2013 6:20:32 PM

I don't think windows will recognize the drive as it will be formatted as HFS+, not NTFS or some other format windows natively recognizes.
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January 17, 2013 6:44:49 PM

You may also want to check the mfg website of the SSD drive your looking to buy sometime they will have cloning utilies that can be used for what you want to do.
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a b G Storage
January 17, 2013 7:23:46 PM

try norton ghost....
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a c 152 G Storage
January 17, 2013 7:52:07 PM

Instructions for cloning a drive from Apple Support Communities: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4122
If you buy an SSD kit instead of just a bare drive there should be included utilities and a SSD cable to connect the drive to the computer (thus eliminating the need for an external enclosure).
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January 18, 2013 12:34:58 PM

kenrivers said:
Instructions for cloning a drive from Apple Support Communities: https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4122
If you buy an SSD kit instead of just a bare drive there should be included utilities and a SSD cable to connect the drive to the computer (thus eliminating the need for an external enclosure).


The reason I am trying to find a way around this is because I have a samsung 830 128gb baredrive that I bought for my desktop but I am replacing that and I would like to make use of the SSD by putting in my laptop. But so far it seems hooking it up to my windows comp wont work for cloning it. But I will see what windows says when I hook it up.
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