1. afctee's Avatar
    Those who clone and perform backups of their iMac, what hard drive are you backing up or cloning to?
    05-22-2016 11:14 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    I use a 3tb western digital via USB, using time machine to manage the backups for both a Mac Mini and MacBook Pro. The WD drive is connected to my AirPort Extreme.
    05-22-2016 12:28 PM
  3. afctee's Avatar
    I use a 3tb western digital via USB, using time machine to manage the backups for both a Mac Mini and MacBook Pro. The WD drive is connected to my AirPort Extreme.
    Is that unit partitioned? And do you perform backups and clones to that same unit (just different partitions)?
    05-22-2016 08:36 PM
  4. firedept10's Avatar
    I use several.

    1. I use a Seagate 5TB NAS for backing up all my machines in the house and storing additional files.
    2. I have G-Tech drives of various sizes (1TB, and 2 X 3TB) for each computer in the house.
    3. I have a Seagate 2TB drive on my main Mac.
    4. I also use 2 x Touro 1TB for backup and store them in a fireproof safe.

    All my backups are cloned drives and I use Carbon Copy Cloner to do that. I am a big believer in that you can never have enough backups.

    You partition the drive yourself through Disk Utility App. How the clone works is that the operating system will sit on the one partition and everything else on the other partition. This allows you to plug in your external drive and acually run your computer with it should your internal drive fail.
    05-22-2016 09:07 PM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    Is that unit partitioned? And do you perform backups and clones to that same unit (just different partitions)?
    It's all Time Machine. I don't clone to it.
    05-22-2016 09:35 PM
  6. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    What is the complete procedure for cloning a hard drive and using tge new hard drive on the computer?

    I am going to purchase a SSD hard drive and clone my spinning drive to the SSD. I have a Windows computer.
    Last edited by Honey Beagle; 05-23-2016 at 10:11 PM.
    05-22-2016 10:06 PM
  7. afctee's Avatar
    What is the complete procedure for cloning a hard drive and using tge new hard drive on the computer?

    I am goindrive purchase a SSD hard drive and clone my spinning drive to the SSD. I have a Windows computer.
    From my understanding, you'd use an application like Carbon Cloner to clone your current drive to your new drive. Then in storage settings on the iMac, you can make that drive the default, if needed.
    05-22-2016 10:08 PM
  8. robertk328's Avatar
    From my understanding, you'd use an application like Carbon Cloner to clone your current drive to your new drive. Then in storage settings on the iMac, you can make that drive the default, if needed.
    Carbon Copy Cloner is a good option and they have a 30 day trial. Once you're done, you can select the boot disk in System Preferences if you want to boot from the external.
    05-23-2016 05:40 AM
  9. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    From my understanding, you'd use an application like Carbon Cloner to clone your current drive to your new drive. Then in storage settings on the iMac, you can make that drive the default, if needed.
    Would that be the same for a Windows computer?
    05-23-2016 10:09 PM
  10. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Carbon Copy Cloner is a good option and they have a 30 day trial. Once you're done, you can select the boot disk in System Preferences if you want to boot from the external.
    This will be an internal drive.
    05-23-2016 10:10 PM
  11. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    This will be an internal drive.
    How so?
    05-23-2016 10:25 PM
  12. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Connects to a slot on the motherboard. Search for SSD Hard Drive. You will see.
    05-24-2016 01:26 AM
  13. robertk328's Avatar
    Would that be the same for a Windows computer?
    Don't know. You can try Windows Central: Windows Central | News, Forums, Reviews, Help for Windows Phone

    This is a thread about an iMac, let's respect the OP and keep it to that. It's getting confusing with the different directions it's going.
    05-24-2016 07:25 AM
  14. afctee's Avatar
    I've switched things up a little.
    I'm running the Mac OS from an external SSD (256GB). I'll then send Time Machine backups to either my internal 1TB Fusion drive, or another USB 3.0 2TB Western Digital drive. In addition, I'll have a clone copy of the OS, etc. on another SSD.

    Seriously people, the 1TB Fusion drive isn't as fast as it could be. Well, I guess it would be if I upped it to having a 128GB or 256GB SSD.
    05-25-2016 03:03 PM

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