View Full Version : New internal hdd, macbook, Superduper back-up question.

20th July 2009, 04:45 PM
I promise I searched the old posts first..... But, I just got a new internal hdd for my macbook. I'm fine with the physical installation of the new drive but I just need clarification on the following:

I have a bootable superduper back-up on a firewire drive. Once I've swapped the new internal, I just have to boot from the back-up, format the new drive using disk utility and run superduper in reverse and everything should be fine and dandy right??

20th July 2009, 06:27 PM
Depends who you did your backup with, but yes it should work.

Firewire target disk mode is about to become your friend.

20th July 2009, 08:22 PM
No need for TDM.

rooread, your assumption is 100% correct.

20th July 2009, 08:22 PM
Cheers for that, it was a Superduper backup and it's all worked perfectly... Although my missus decided to kick the external's powercord out when the restore was 98% done.... Jeez I couldn't help letting her have it.... verbally of course.... I asked her very politely to be careful several times and then bang... Out goes the plug... Oh well, thank fuck for "smartbackup".... I love you super duper and so does my missus. My macbook is back with a ton of free space and 7200 rpm's of goodness.