• RELEVANCY SCORE 4.02

    DB:4.02:Can I Use A 2nd Internal Hd For Backup Before Installing Windows 7 ax




    I am thinking about installingWindows 7 64 bit on a Vista 32 bit. Can i use a 2nd internal HD for backup and reinstallation of programs or do i need external backup? Also, can i use the Upgrade version or do i need Full? thanks

    DB:4.02:Can I Use A 2nd Internal Hd For Backup Before Installing Windows 7 ax

    Ok. My backup disk is a Seagate. I did clone it onto the Wd disk using Acronis clone and it worked.But are you saying i should use Windows backup to be safe? I did find another forum that says you can use Acronis but you need to reinstall Acronis on the
    W7 disk before you restore.
    Sorry to be a nag, i just want to do it right.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.56

    DB:3.56:Using Onyx To Check 2nd Internal Hd xf




    hello, i use onyx for my maintenance stuff. when you start it, it checks and verifies you startup disk everytime. i have a second internal hd, does anyone know if i can make it check the second one as well? or do i have to do it with disk utility?

    thx

    DB:3.56:Using Onyx To Check 2nd Internal Hd xf

    hello, i use onyx for my maintenance stuff. when you start it, it checks and verifies you startup disk everytime. i have a second internal hd, does anyone know if i can make it check the second one as well? or do i have to do it with disk utility?

    thx

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.50

    DB:3.50: 2nd Hd Box On Multiroom ak





    Hi,

    I already have Sky HD and multi-room but the box in the 2nd room is just a good old Sky+. Can I swap it for a HD box myself without additional charge except for the box itself?







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    DB:3.50: 2nd Hd Box On Multiroom ak


    hello all i to have two sky box one is sky hd down stars and one in my boys room this one has gone wrong it is the old white box but sky again 200.00 for a new hd box upgrade all i can say to sky you are going to get rid of a lot of your good customers i have been with sky for a very lone time and i have had it with them money money money all they thinck about not there own good customers .

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.45

    DB:3.45:2nd Hd For 2400 da


    i know you can order a 2nd bracket for the 2400 for an additional hd. Will it overheat or get hotter?

    DB:3.45:2nd Hd For 2400 da

    lol same here i dont pay the bills, my dad does! (since im only 14)
    I only leave my system online all the time during the weekends. I see no point during the weekdays because school work ties me up. Get me ticked off when people ask other people if they should leave their system on all the time. It all depends on the usage.

    ,Ravi

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.41

    DB:3.41:Using Apple Time Machine As A Router To Set Up Whole Home Dvr Service a1



    I presently have a DirecTV DVR (HR-20) hooked up to a HD TV and an old RCA standard Satellite Receiver for a standard definition television that I'm going to replace.

    My question is whether I can use the ethernet ports on the back of my Apple Time Machine (that is connected to the internet and my iMac via a modem) as the router to run my ethernet connections to a new HD box connected to the 2nd Television which will also be HD and to my existing HD-DVR HD Television?

    DB:3.41:Using Apple Time Machine As A Router To Set Up Whole Home Dvr Service a1


    I presently have a DirecTV DVR (HR-20) hooked up to a HD TV and an old RCA standard Satellite Receiver for a standard definition television that I'm going to replace.

    My question is whether I can use the ethernet ports on the back of my Apple Time Machine (that is connected to the internet and my iMac via a modem) as the router to run my ethernet connections to a new HD box connected to the 2nd Television which will also be HD and to my existing HD-DVR HD Television?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

    DB:3.34:Internal Or External Hd For Using Fcp d8


    I am buying new MacPro. As you know that it can hold 4 internal hard drives. I wonder if it is good idea to use internal hard drive to use FCP? Better to use external HD?

    DB:3.34:Internal Or External Hd For Using Fcp d8

    Oooo...wanna see the popsicle raid? Do ya? Here:

    http://lfhd.blogspot.com/2006/09/popsicle-sata.html

    It has gone through a steady progression...now I have an external homemade box...

    http://lfhd.blogspot.com/2009/03/metamorphosis-of-dark-tower.html

    But yeah, the new MacPro gives you internal spaces...and 2 connections on the logicboard. so you can get adapters to move your system drive to this empty slot.

    Beauty.

    Shane

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.31

    DB:3.31:External Hd Crashed 9k


    Because my laptop has a small internal HD, I purchased a 500Gb external HD on which to store all of my iTunes songs. The iTunes app is on my C: drive, but the songs themselves were on an external E: drive. The external HD recently crashed, and needed to be sent out for recovery work. I have a 2nd external HD that I used for backup purposes. All of my iTunes songs, about 4,000 of them, are no longer accessible in iTunes "because the original file could not be found", which makes sense because the original HD is gone. Is there a method of having iTunes search my backup HD to find the song location? Can it automatically run this search and re-build the file pointers for all 4,000 songs?

    DB:3.31:External Hd Crashed 9k

    Thank you for the tip Bea. I followed the steps that you suggested, and it worked! I lost my ratings and playlists, but it's small inconvenience. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

    DB:3.30:New Internal Drive For G4 Tower 1p


    Hi I have a G4 Dual 1Ghz tower, it has 2 built in HD drives. and an external 160gb Firewire HD , I have moved itunes and imovies onto the 2nd drive to clear up space, and use my external drive for iphoto, the problem is that I have started getting a message saying my main HD is nearly full, what can I do? I have moved nearly every program onto HD2, do I need to upgrade my main HD, if so what one do I buy and how do I move everything onto it? Any help would be appreciated as I'm abit lost of what else to do

    Thanks !

    G4 Dual 1Ghz with 1.5GB Memory 3 HD's Mac OS X (10.3.9) G4 Dual 1Ghz

    DB:3.30:New Internal Drive For G4 Tower 1p

    You are very welcome! And thanks,too.
    Always glad to hear of good results.

    G4AGP(450)Sawtooth, 2ghz PowerLogix, 2gbRAM, 300gbSATA+160gbATA, ATI Radeon 9800 Mac OS X (10.4.8) Pioneer DVR-109, ExtHD 160gb x2, 23"Cinema Display, Ratoc USB2.0, Nikon Coolscan

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:2nd Hd In My Dimension 4500 dd


    Hi,
    I have a Dimension 4500 with P4 2.0 GHz andcurrently 40 GB HD installed. I now want to install a 2nd HD (ATA 100) but I'm unsure about themax. size of that 2nd HD. Some Forum articles quote 137 GB max., other articles quote that Dimension 4500 systems were shipped with max. 200 GB HD.I have XP SP2 installed on my system.
    Can anyone tell me what type of 2nd HD I can install?
    Thanks in advance for your help.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.18

    DB:3.18:2nd Hand Hard Disk... Will It Work On My Gigabit Ethernet? pm


    dear all,
    I've a chance of getting for a couple of Euro a 40 GB, used Apple internal hd.
    All the information I can get is this: Hard Disk IDE 3,5'' Apple 40 Gb,
    Seagate, 5400 rpm... will it work on my G4? Also, according to the dealer (found on eBay, but he lives in my town) it comes from a G5 from 2005 (but I guess it was on another machine before then, as I doubt in 2005 Apple had such small hd on a top Power Mac).
    I'd use the hd mainly as a spare boot hd in case there are problems with the main one, and allow me to get a cheaper usb 2 external instead of a firewire for the data.
    Thanks!

    DB:3.18:2nd Hand Hard Disk... Will It Work On My Gigabit Ethernet? pm

    also the dealer emailed me that there was a connector, a pci card

    the person had an ATA PCI card in there.

    Aha!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.13

    DB:3.13:Internal And External Hd Getting Full. ds


    My external HD is full using time machine and my internal HD is getting full can I reformat this external HD and split my file between my external and internal and use time machine on a new big external HD and back them both up?

    DB:3.13:Internal And External Hd Getting Full. ds

    Excellent! Thanks so much! I was hoping this would work because my dilemma, as I stated before, was both my internal and external HDs were getting full and it seemed crazy to have to purchase a bigger internal and external HD and basically discard the existing one's. This way I just add to my storage with my old external and don't have to replace these two. Then just buy one big 2TB external and back them both up. This should keep me covered for a while. Is this the preferred build out with storage for most iMac users? What's your recommendation?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.13

    DB:3.13:Dead Boot Hd, Need Data Off 2nd Hd. 3m


    My boot HD on my laptop crashed. Completely dead. System doesn't see it.
    what's the easiest way to get data off the second physicalHD?
    Is it possible to use a bootable USB drive?
    if so, how can I create one?

    DB:3.13:Dead Boot Hd, Need Data Off 2nd Hd. 3m

    Since we don't know anything bout your system and assuming your primary drive is "completely dead" and assuming your system can boot from a USB device, you can use these instructions to create a bootable USB thumb drive and use it to copy files to another
    device:

    Here's how:

    You can also easily copy your personal data (documents, images, music.) to an external drive.

    From a working system, first download the latest version on Hiren's Boot CD from here (it is a substantial download but worth it):

    http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ (look near the bottom of the page).

    Unzip the Hiren's to some folder where you can find it. There is a Hiren's.BootCD.15.x.iso in there that you are going to need next.

    Hiren's has instructions to make a bootable USB that you can use, but it requires you to first burn the .iso to a CD and some other steps, so I suggest another way and here's how:

    Download RUFUS 1.3.2 or whatever the latest version is from here (read some stuff on the page so you can know more about it):

    http://rufus.akeo.ie/

    I will caution you to be careful that you don't accidentally format any of your hard drives - be sure your USB stick is in and know what the drive letter is! This part always makes me a little nervous, so be careful.

    Launch RUFUS and all the defaults should be okay, for the Device, choose your USB drive letter, Quick format, FAT32, label it if you want to and in the Format options box, click the little icon that looks like a CD and a window will open. Navigate that dialogue
    to point to the folder that contains the Hiren's.BootCD.15.x.iso that you unzipped earlier and the box should change to say ISO image (RUFUS understands the Hiren's ISO file).

    Double check you have the right Device selected in the top (NOT you HDD) Click Start, acknowledge the warning and let it finish (it will take a little while) as it copies the files. The Hiren's ISO is also good size.

    When RUFUS is done, it will say 'DONE' in the bottom.

    Put the USB stick in the afflicted machine and reset/reboot and press whatever key you need to press to get to a boot menu where you can select the USB as the first boot device (that is F11 for me). If you don't see a boot menu choice, you will have to adjust
    your BIOS to boot from the USB first instead of the HDD.

    When the Hiren's menu comes up, choose the Mini XP Mode and it will start loading (slowly from a USB drive) and eventually you should see a Windowsy looking desktop. You should recognize that part and feel comfortable, but it is not your desktop - it is the
    Hiren's desktop!

    Remember: You did not boot on your hard disk - you booted into the Hiren's desktop.

    From My Computer, you can access your drives and copy your files.

    Use your favorite search engine?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.12

    DB:3.12:Format A New Internal Hard Disk z1


    My original hard disk (HD) is corrupted and impossible to use.
    I installed a NEW HD: how can I format a newly installed HD.
    Thanks for the help.

    DB:3.12:Format A New Internal Hard Disk z1

    Boot to your windows installation disk to format and install windows. If you upgraded to win 8, you'll have to reinstall the previous version of windows first and then do the upgrade again using your win 8 activation key. Directions here:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/upgrade-product-key-only

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.12

    DB:3.12:Hd Upgrade External Vs Internal? 89


    I would like to upgrade and expand my Inspiron 6000 HD (and a Dimension 4600).

    Following are a few questions that I could not find answers for by searching the forum.

    1. Internal Vs. USB - does and external USB drive have acceptable performance for a) active data, b) backup?

    2. Can a USB drive be used as a boot drive in the event the internal HD fails? Or boot from CD and restore from USB drive???

    3. My Inspiron has an IEEE 1394 port. Will this allow for the use of FireWire external HDs?

    4. Dell has a CMS 60GB 7200RPM for +$100 vs. 5400RPM drives. Is it worth the extra cost?

    5. Can the 6000 use a 2nd HD in the DVD bay?

    In addition to adding additional HD space for digital photos etc., I plan to implement a backup system, image and data, on-site and off-site. I expect the best way to handle the off-site backup is a combination of DVD for archival and portable HD for image/current data?

    Thanks for any assistance!!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:External Hd Vs Larger Internal One 8a


    Hi, my internal driver is full on my laptop. I have to either buy a new external HD (500GB/7200rpm) or change to a larger internal one (500GB/7200 or 5400rpm). I am aware the external one will be lower compared to internal one.

    is it acceptable?

    I think that PS will use HD only when opening and saving the photos. It uses memory and scratch disk (configured on internal one) most of the time.

    I can not add the second internal HD. Only Photshop CS4 and MS office installed on this laption which is only used for PS. OS is window 7 64-bit with 4GB memory.

    thanks for your help
    JJCPA

    DB:3.11:External Hd Vs Larger Internal One 8a


    Well, looks like you already know your answer.... If you only need storage, there's certainly nothing wrong with an external drive. Even large-ish images beyond 200 MB open reasonably fast via the simplest USB connection, so there's nothing against it....

    Mylenium

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Can I Use 2 Apple Tvs On The Same Network? Must They Have The Same Hd Size? dd


    Probably simple questions but
    -Can a 2nd ATV be added to a network (for a 2nd set)?
    -To sync, does it have to be the same sized HD, or can you sync them seperately?
    -Can the ATV2 output simultaneously to HDMI and component outputs or does one cancel the other?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:My Internal Hd Is Full ka


    My internal HD (13gigs) is full. I've attached a 40 gig external. I would like to bypass the internal HD and use the external as my main HD. Is there a way to do that? Can I easily migrate what I have on the Internal drive to the external?
    Answers are gratefully appreciaetd.
    Bob

    DB:3.10:My Internal Hd Is Full ka

    Glad to have helped. Be sure to stick around and ask any question that you have. We'd love to have you around.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Ultrabay Slim 2nd Hd px


    Hi,I got a t60 and bought the ultrabay slim PATA instead of the SATA by mistake. Is their an adapter/connector that I can use to put a SATA HD in the PATA enclosure?

    DB:3.08:Ultrabay Slim 2nd Hd px

    atro,see this thread



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  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:2nd Hard Disk To E540 33


    Hi,which hard disk adapter I need to use to put a 2nd hard disk to my new E540 (replace DVD drive)?I found these:http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gb​web/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:item.detai​... (ThinkPad Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III)http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gb​web/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:item.detai​... (ThinkPad 12.7mm Serial ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapter III)Neither one lists compatibility with E540.So which hard drive adapter I need to use, and where can I get that (preferably in Finland/Europe)?I have the OneLink dock, so I could use external hard drives, but I need to have also the 2nd internal HD.-Paavo







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    DB:3.08:2nd Hard Disk To E540 33

    So after 6 months nobody responded to your post?I too have this question. I'd rather only open up the case one time, not twice to confirm this simple question. BTW did you ever get an answer? or figure it out? What did you do?Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Help Ne 1 Help With Max Size Of Internal And 2nd Hd Enclsure On A Inspiron 8600 ? Thankx a7


    JEEZE..knew better NOT to call sales...2 hours no joy..

    Can someone help me in updating several 8600's.

    Max (gig size) for internal and 2nd enclosure slip in HD ?

    Is there a specific brand required?

    Is the 7200 rpm noticably faster....if that will work? Most are all 5400 rpm?

    Thankx for all the user help........

    Scott

    DB:3.08:Help Ne 1 Help With Max Size Of Internal And 2nd Hd Enclsure On A Inspiron 8600 ? Thankx a7

    It'll take any 2.5" notebook drive, up to the largest available (100G).

    Hitachi has released a 7200 rpm 100G unit, but good luck finding one outside of buying a new system - 5400 is likely the best you can do for the time being.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07: Im Using A 2nd Sky Hd Box For Freeview In My Bedroom, Can I Connect It To My Wifi To Use Catch Up Tv jk



    hi, im using an old sky box in my bedroomas a freeview box. i was wondering if i can use the wifi on it to connect it to my internetto use the catch up and boxsets opinions or will i get billed for 2 boxes?







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    DB:3.07: Im Using A 2nd Sky Hd Box For Freeview In My Bedroom, Can I Connect It To My Wifi To Use Catch Up Tv jk


    For access to your subscribed channels including box sets etc. you'll need a Multiscreen subscription.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:I8000 2nd Hd Won't Eject xd


    I had to get a new HD for the 2nd media bay. The one that was in there was the original HD that cam ewith the laptop and was 30GB. I have since installed an 80GB HD into the permanent HD bay and was using the 30GB as the 2nd drive. The 30GB started making loud grinding noises when it was spinning, although I was still able to move data on and off it. I purchased a 40GB HD to replace the 30GB. It is installed, but when I try to undock it by using the "safely remove hardware" icon in the sytem tray, it keeps telling me that the 'generic Volume cannot be stopped right now. Try again later'.
    I thought it may be that the motherboard sees it as the master HD, so Iadded a jumper shunt to make it a slave HD, but when I boot up, it won't recognize the 2nd HD. I had to remove the jumper shunt.

    Did I do something wrong when I installed the 2nd HD? I used Disk Management to intialize, partition and fromat the drive, then I transferred my old data back on to the new HD.

    When I get the can't stop message and I put my ear over theleft palmrest, I can hear the HD spinning. It seems that it won't stop spinning, thereby not being able to stop it to eject. Is a 40GB HD too large to install in the 2nd Bay?

    Can I continue to use this 40GB HD without the ability to "hot swap" and without threat of damage to my sytem and the HD itself?

    Thanks for your help.

    DB:3.07:I8000 2nd Hd Won't Eject xd


    ok, Here's the latest... I had to use the floppy drive, so I removed that 2nd HDD that is giving me the trouble and did what I had to do with the floppy. I then used the safe removal icon to remove the floppy drive and that went as intended. I then inserted the 2nd HDD and that connected fine. Just by chance, I decided to try to do the safe removal icon and it worked for the 2nd HDD. This trouble with not being able to eject happens if the laptop was booted up with the 2nd HDD media bay inserted at the start, but if I boot up with the 2nd HDD bay not inserted and then connecting it after boot up, then it works like it should. Now that we know this little detail, does anyone know why this would happen only when it boots up with the HDD connected at boot up?

    BTW, I changed the policies to what yousaid I should have it set to before I found about the above.

    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:Extension For Pwr Cable To Reach 2nd Internal Hd 9k


    Went to install 2nd HD in internal bay in Dimension 4600, the 4-pin power cable won't reach(one end is already connected to nVidia 6600 video card,the other end is about 4 inches short of the new HD. Is this right?, and I am guessing I will need a Belkin or something extension cable, 4-pin to 4-pin?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.06

    DB:3.06:2nd Internal Hd Not Recognized By Lightroom 7m


    I just installed and formatted a 2nd internal 2 TB SATA drive for my Mac Pro (i.e. occupies Bay 2). Followed the instructions here to format. I now see it when I take a look at my whole setup (Go/Home), so that seems okay.

    However, when I started Lightroom 3, it does not detect the drive, i.e. I see only my Mac HD as before (I have also asked this question on Adobe's forums in case it is a Lightroom problem).

    Anybody have insight into this one?

    Thx!

    DB:3.06:2nd Internal Hd Not Recognized By Lightroom 7m

    Thanks for the follow up question. This was resolved on the Adobe forum.

    For any lurkers: Lightroom does not recognize a device unless it has a catalogue item in it. The solution is to Import a photo (and then it does include the device in the library). Thereafter, the device -- in this case the 2nd hard drive -- appears in the lefthand column of the Lightroom Library. Files can then be manually dragged from one hard drive to another without resorting to Import.

    Sadly, just after this, my new Mac Pro had a kernel panic fail. Not sure what that is related to but, after a long conversation with Apple, it's going back to the store for a complete diagnosis. Probably nothing to do with this particular issue, though.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Will Time Machine Work With 2nd Internal Hd In Macpro 1z


    all of the time machine descriptions keep mentioning using an external drive but will it work with a 2nd internal drive in my macpro? i have 4 hd's in my macpro and it would be nice to be able to use one of them for time machine.

    DB:3.05:Will Time Machine Work With 2nd Internal Hd In Macpro 1z

    YYYeessss!!!!

    Thank you!!

    **fist punches the air**

    Thanks,

    John Boyarsky
    RSMS 7th 8th Grade Math teacher and Yearbook Guy
    Fairbanks, AK

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Whs Will Not Recognise 2nd Internal Hd 17


    Many months back I converted a MCE PC to WHS by replacing the internal HD and installing WHS. It has been OK.
     
     
    I originally had my WHS setup with a single 250 GB IDE internal drive and a USB external drive. I purchased a 500 GB IDE drive and swapped out the 250 GB drive and did a Server Reinstallation (without the 250GB drive used at all). This works OK for the last month.
     
    However on putting the 250 GB IDE drive back (after formatting it on another PC) in as a 2nd internal HD it seems WHS refuses to see it.
     
    If I reinstate the MCE hard drive and boot as an MCE PC then it sees the 250 GB 2nd internal drive and will use it.
     
    What is stopping WHS seeing the 2nd HD ? Ideas?

    DB:3.05:Whs Will Not Recognise 2nd Internal Hd 17

    If the drive is properly configured as a slave or master (depending on how it's now connected) you should use a tool like DISKPART to remove the partition (not just format it, remove it entirely) on that old 250 GB drive. It's set as a system/primary partition now, which is likely to cause problems.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Rf Modulator ka


    can i use a rf modulator with a hd dvr to a 2nd tv in another room

    DB:3.04:Rf Modulator ka

    can i use a rf modulator with a hd dvr to a 2nd tv in another room

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Blu-Ray Authoring W/Mac Pro k9


    I use both iMovie6 HD and, later, FCE, for editing the kids' sports video from my JVC GZ-HD7U 1080i camcorder, but envision a day soon where I need to put my videos onto a Blu-ray disk (to show in my PS3). BestBuy currently is clearancing their BWU100A internal Blu-ray writer, and it's attractive because unlike many of the internal drives this one is EIDE (slower than SATA but possibly a direct replacement for the Pioneer main drive in the MacPro (I'm using the 2nd drive bay for a lightscribe drive). My question is has anyone else used this drive on a MacPro (the box only says Windoze) and is it compatible with iDVD? Also, can it serve as a 'bootable' drive or should I just consider an external box?
    thanks in advance.

    DB:3.04:Blu-Ray Authoring W/Mac Pro k9

    'other houses' very rarely offer any hiDef-playback devices (in my area..)

    I find HD-DVD players to be 'fairly' common, most people I know have a HD-DVD player.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:Carbon Copy Cloner Question c9


    Good Morning,

    I normally use CCC to copy a bootable image of my computer's HD on to an external Firewire HD. Yesterday (to experiment) I created a sparse disk image with CCC on my external HD... Seems like a good option since I don't have to use the entire HD as a bootable copy.

    I've ended up with a file called "Littlemac.sparseimage" on my external. When I double-click it, a volume entitled "Littlemac" shows up on my desktop.

    So here's my question:

    Let's say that sometime in the future my internal HD crashes (I had a bad day with a Leopard install) and I need to restore my internal HD from my external.

    What's the procedure/process for getting booted up to a point where I can use CCC to clone the external HD back to the Internal HD?

    Thanks,

    Bob

    DB:3.03:Carbon Copy Cloner Question c9

    Bob:

    After two weeks in Sudbury, ON, being in Bermuda shorts weather will be more than welcome.

    Cheers

    cornelius

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:Can A 2nd Internal Hd Be Added To My Dimension 3000 Desktop x3


    DB:3.03:Can A 2nd Internal Hd Be Added To My Dimension 3000 Desktop x3

    Bill Hatcher

    See if the post here can help.

    Bev.

    ===================================================
    Please don't send me questions about your system by DCF Messenger.
    Post the issue in the appropriate Board, where they will be answered.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:New Internal Hard Drive Questions. sd


    Just got a new internal hdd for white 13" inch macbook. I have an external hard drive but no firewire. Can I use superduper to clone my hd using usb 2 or should I try something else... like timemachine?

    Also, how do I format my new internal hdd?

    DB:3.03:New Internal Hard Drive Questions. sd

    One method:

    1. Put the new drive into a 2.5" SATA enclosure and plug it into your MacBook via USB.
    2. Using Disk Utility, format the new drive: Make 1 partition from the drop-down list, name it, format as Mac Extended (Journaled), choose a GUID Partition Table in Options.
    3. Clone your old (internal) drive to the new one in the enclosure with SuperDuper.
    4. Test the new drive to make sure everything works correctly by booting to it using the Option key at startup.
    5. Physically switch the drives so that the new one is now internal and the old one is in the enclosure as a spare external drive.

    The steps are somewhat simplified and can be addressed individually. I have found most of the details by using a similar method as explained [Here|http://www.macinstruct.com/node/130]. Note that the free/trial version of SuperDuper will work for this task.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:Need Help Formatting An Internal 2nd Hard Drive To Just Archive,Not Mirror 11


    Hi- was hoping that someone can help me- bought a western digital caviar black 1TB internal hard drive and installed it successfully. I wanted the 2nd drive only to archive files. I didn't want to use it for anything else
    +The issue is; when i drag files on to the 2nd drive and delete the files of the mac hd; it deletes the copy off the 2nd drive also- like it's mirroring it. How do I stop the 2nd drive from not letting me archive files? Hope that makes sense- A detailed walk thru would be great-even if it means re-formatting the new hd again+
    thanks!

    DB:3.03:Need Help Formatting An Internal 2nd Hard Drive To Just Archive,Not Mirror 11

    I am new to Mac- i've always used a PC and I looked thoroghly looked through my
    manual. As far as the reference to the dictionary, I never heard of the term "Alias" where computers were concerned.
    So I thought someone, so computer savy as yourself would have been kinder to a person who honestly needed help and perhaps you might have been a generous teacher who would impart some of your knowledge with out ridiculing someone. But it is what it is. Thank you anyway, for taking the time.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:How Can I Use My 2nd Tc Hd As An Attached (Non Tm) Drive? 9s


    I am using my 2nd TC to extend my wi-fi network and would like to use its HD as a SuperDuper back up volume whilst retaining TM backups on the No 1 TC. Any suggestions please.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:W520 And Swapping Drives fc


    I just bought a W520 and will want to swap 2 HD's depending on use; one will be my "Business" HD and one will be my "Personal" HD. What would be the best way to do that?1. Just swap the internal HD as needed ( I assume this is as easy as turning over, opening drive slot, replacing with the other HD), or,2. Install the 2nd HD in the optical bay and leave it here. If I do that, can I select which drive to boot from on startup?Thanks!

    DB:3.01:W520 And Swapping Drives fc

    The IT department at work will lock down the "Business" HD such that I can't do much with it (ie, can't install other programs). So 2 separate drives of some sort would be best.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:What Size Data Cable For 2nd Sata Hd 7m


    Installed 2nd sata hd in my dimension 4700 today following dell manual; wonderfully easy but wonderfully dumb. Only mentions in word and drawing one date cable when removing and replacing., Now I see from previous posts that I need a date cable but have seen different lengths. Can anyone suggest a quality brand cable?

    I have seen mention of a 2nd power cable already in the 4700. Do I also need a 2nd power cable for the 2nd hd? Thanks
    Message Edited by xzeus on 06-06-2005 02:12 PM

    DB:3.00:What Size Data Cable For 2nd Sata Hd 7m

    That place says $20 minimum order.

    Get it here a little less:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812105911

    Like Bev said there is a spare power connector inside the case for a second SATA hard drive.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Would Like To Add A 2nd Hard Drive To M1070n While Still Keep The Original Hd. 9p



    Would like to add a 2nd internal hard drive to m1070n while still keep the original HD. Is there room to put the second internal HD or I have to remove the original (I prefer not to use the external HD as that takes some space thus the 2nd internal HD would look nicer)?

    Thanks.

    DB:3.00:Would Like To Add A 2nd Hard Drive To M1070n While Still Keep The Original Hd. 9p


    Thank you Frank for the information and you're right on the no room for anything else.

    After posting my first message/question, which was replied by you. Minutes later I posted my second question, basically the same as the 1st but I added more details to help illustrate. In my second posting, I have additional questions. Please take a look at the 2nd post under the headline "m1070n Hard Drive Expansion", if you don't mind to see if you can help further.

    Appreciate your assistance.

    Steve

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:2nd Drive In A Dimension 4300 kj



    Hi,

    I have a Dimension 4300 with a 80Gb hard disk. Now I want to start doing video editing with my system and I've learned that the best is to have a 2nd HD exclusively for storing video. I was thinking to buy a high-end HD like the "Western Digital 160GB Caviar Special Edition Internal EIDE Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM". Someone told me that I'm limited to a total of 160Gb of HD storage space in my system, i.e., I could only install another 80Gb HD at maximum. Can someone confirm this is really true?

    DB:3.00:2nd Drive In A Dimension 4300 kj

    miltonberger wrote:

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for your useful advise. I went straight away, bought my new 250GB HD, installed it, and it worked perfectly well.

    By the way, the person who gave me the wrong advise (that my system would be limited to a total of 160GB) was Dell Support itself via its chat board

    Milton

    Gee, that's a big surprise. That's why us unpaid volunteers are here to correct their misstatements.

    Message Edited by rickmktg on 08-24-2004 01:36 PM

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00: Swap Sky+ Box For 2nd Hand Sky+Hd Box kk



    I've managed to get a sky+HD box from a friend.

    My subscription is sky+ can I fit the HD box and still only pay the same subscription?

    I just like the menus on the new HD box and also the box is quicker than my very old box.







    Solved!
    Go to the solution

    DB:3.00: Swap Sky+ Box For 2nd Hand Sky+Hd Box kk


    Hi George+MacK,

    Yes you can do this. If you connect the box up, all you would need to have done is get the card paired to the replacement box. To see the new menus, you do not need the HD subscription.

    Please try the steps on this page once you have swapped the box.

    If this has answered your question please mark this as an "accepted solution", if not - please post on the relevant board on the forum for more assistance.

    Thanks,




    Anne
    Community Coordinator
    Community Welcome, Hints Tips
    Sky Help Centre http://www.sky.com/help

    New to the forum? Click hereTagging your posts and others with relevant key words is another way to help,
    it also counts towards forum rank.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Port/Peripheral Planning For New Mac Mini ps


    I am about to pull the trigger to get a fully loaded Mac Mini as my home desktop computer. It will have 256GB of SSD for fast access. I will need a 2nd HD for storing larger files, and a 3rd HD for backup. Can you more experienced Mac Mini users comment on what types of interfaces should these HDs use?I am thinking to use USB 3.0 for the 2nd HD and Firewire 800 for the 3rd backup HD. If you have a better idea, please share.The remaining 3 USB ports are for: webcam, UPS, and reserve for future expansion. I also plan to use the thunderbolt interface to connect to a thunderbolt/DVI adator for connecting to the main monitor. The HDMI port will connect to an HDMI/DVI adaptor for the 2nd moniter.What do you guys think?

    DB:3.00:Port/Peripheral Planning For New Mac Mini ps

    Thanks. They do look like a great store to buy stuff from. All the HDs I have owned in the past are from either Western Digital or Seagate. In the last 20 years, I have had no failure from them. I am debating if I should get out my comfort zone to OWC drives?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:Can The Time Machine Backup Drive Be Internal? 73


    Does the backup HD for Time Machine HAVE to be an external drive?
    I want to install an 2nd internal drive into my 2006 Mac Pro and use that as the Time Machine backup for the main boot/storage drive.

    An internal drive would save space and eliminate the extra cables and power supply.

    DB:2.99:Can The Time Machine Backup Drive Be Internal? 73

    Thanks. I have my music and photos saved on CD, and other misc files.
    I don't do much with my computer so there is not a lot to backup anyway.
    The extra TM drive will be mostly for convenience.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:T520 2nd Hd Hard Drive Caddy Tray For Ssd? 93


    i want to use the DVD tray to add a 2nd hard drive using one of the many 2nd HD Hard Drive Caddy Trays i see online, but i want to use a solid state drive in it. Can this be done? From what i ascertain via product literature, it appears that any caddy tray i see online says "accepts 2.5' 12.7MM SATA HDD only" or some such." While there are many SSD's that are 2.5 inch, I've only seen ones that are either 7mm or "7mm (with 9.5mm adapter)." Is there a product (either a T520-compatible 9.5mm caddy tray or a 12.77mm SSD) that can make this work? thanks.







    Solved!
    Go to Solution.

    DB:2.97:T520 2nd Hd Hard Drive Caddy Tray For Ssd? 93

    thanks. that's great news. sure simplifies things. ;8^)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Nas200 2nd Hard Drive Not Visble For Mapping To p1


    I have a NAS200 version 1. Yesterday I installed a 2nd HD in it and then tried to map to it. First I got the message that there may be a firewall blocking access then my mapping utility does not start up to map. I can see my 2nd HD in Admin section and it says it is formatted correctly and opens it to view the empty drive folder. My first HD is 500gb and so is my 2nd.

    DB:2.97:Nas200 2nd Hard Drive Not Visble For Mapping To p1


    So when you access the setup page of your NAS200 you are able to see your Harddrive attached to the NAS,and its formatted. But before you configure the settings on your NAS, you need to create a Share Partition on your NAS200.

    Once you Login to NAS200, You need to click on the "Administration" tab and below you need to click on the Sub tab "Shared Folder" then click on"Share" and a new window will Popup on the screen....Under "Location" it should be Root ( / ) and below under Display Name and Description you can type a Unique Name and click on Save.Once you are back to the Main screen of NAS200 and again click on Save.

    Now on your Computer,,, Click on Start - RUN - In the run box type ( \\IP address of NAS200 ) and click Ok. It will prompt your for the Username and Password, by Default the Username and Password is "admin" all in lower case and click Ok, it will display you the ShareName you have entered on the Router, Right click on it and click on "Map Network Drive" and below you need the Box "Re-Connect at Logon" and click on Finish.

    Once done sucessfully, the NAS200 Drive will be Mapped on your Computer. Open My Computer and you will see your NAS200 Drive Mapped. Now you check if you are able to transfer your Date from the Computer to the NAS200 Drive.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:What's To Purchase For 2nd Hd In A 4700? 3p


    I have a Dell Dimension 4700 with a Serial ATA 80 gig /Diskmaxtor_6Y080mo for my current HD. I was wanting to add a 2nd internal HD for file storage ( music ect..). I'm running XP Professional with all the updates. Should I purchase an IDE or ATA HD for ease of installation, since my knowledge and experience is limited. thanks Mark

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:How To Add A 2nd Hd As The Primary Hard Drive With An Os, Yet Make My Current Hd, As A 2nd Hard Drive. 97



    Hello,

    I have a Dell Inspiron 530 (Core2 Quad with 4 GB Ram - Win Vista Home) with a 500 GB SATA Internal HD and would like to replace it with a WD 1TB SATA Internal HD and add an OS (Win-7 - 32bit). Hopefully, that should not be much of a problem, Yet, I would like to use my current 500 SATA GB Internal HD, that I am replacing, as a (the) 2nd Internal SATA Hard Drive. Years ago, two (2) different Internal Hard Drives were set as Master and Slave. Any ideas on how to make the switch to the larger 1TB SATA HD, install an OS on it, and then install my previous 500 GB SATA HD as a 2nd internal HD? Thank You very much for any help!

    DB:2.96:How To Add A 2nd Hd As The Primary Hard Drive With An Os, Yet Make My Current Hd, As A 2nd Hard Drive. 97

    THANK YOU

    EXCELLENT information ! GREAT Answers, just what I needed to understand (and possible options) before replacing my current primary SATA HD, and making it the secondary HD.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Will Adding A 2nd Hd To My 8400 Cause Heat Problems ap


    I have a 160 and want to add a 250. Is the internal fan sufficient to handle or does a HD not create much heat ? If I had added a 2nd HD when I ordered it would Dell have upgraded the fan ?
    Thanks

    DB:2.95:Will Adding A 2nd Hd To My 8400 Cause Heat Problems ap

    rimland wrote:

    I have a 160 and want to add a 250. Is the internal fan sufficient to handle or does a HD not create much heat ? If I had added a 2nd HD when I ordered it would Dell have upgraded the fan ?
    Thanks

    No, Dell would not have upgraded the fan. I have machines with three drives in them. No issues.

    I'm curious. You asked the exact same question on 10/10. What was inadequate about the answers that you rec'd that prompted you to ask it again?

    Message Edited by rickmktg on 10-18-2005 06:46 AM

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Anyone Swap To A 1tb Internal Hd? 77


    I'm wondering about the possibility of trading out my internal hard drive for a superfast/supersized 1tb one. Has anyone done this? If so, which type did you use how easy was the swap? Finally, what do I need to backup b4 making the switch?Thanks for any help you can offer...

    DB:2.95:Anyone Swap To A 1tb Internal Hd? 77

    you can use it but as i know 500 gb is the limit for 7 mm.



  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:What To Do With Replaced Hd???? pf


    Now that I'm on my 2nd internal 2.5" HD upgrade I'd eally like to be able to use my 2 old drives somehow (80G 100G)
    They are, obviously, 2.5" SATA drives. Does anyone know where I can find an enclosure to house even one of them (2.5" remember)? I'd like to access them by FW or at least USB2 but I'd also consider buying a SATA express34 card to access them.

    Where can I find an enclosure, for less that $150, that could house them and maybe even provide FW/USB interafces?
    So far the only one I've seen is $229, a little outo of my range since I could buy a new drive for that much.

    Any URL's would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA,
    Peter

    DB:2.95:What To Do With Replaced Hd???? pf

    Rajesh,
    Now that's what I'm talking about! Thank you very much!

    Cheers,
    Peter

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Booting From 2nd Hard Drive, How Can I Do It? m8


    I have two internal HD's both with WinXP Pro. I use the main HD for "office" tasks and the 2nd drive for games. How can I boot the PC from the 2nd drive without having to disconnect/reconnect hardware? Until now I've been opening the case and reconnecting ribbon cables for each boot, but of course this is not a very handy approach.Thanks.

    DB:2.95:Booting From 2nd Hard Drive, How Can I Do It? m8

    Only one hard drive shows in BOOT SEQUENCE in the BIOS, so I guess the best approach is a boot manager software.
    Also, can I boot from an external USB2 HD?
    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:2nd Internal Drive For Fcp s1


    Using a G5 2x1.8 PPC/5.5GB Ram/FCS 2

    for doing SD (anamorphic) 8 bit BetacamSP utilizing an Aja Io LA/LD boxes

    The Aja is using up my FW Bus so I can't connect an external raid unit and I don't have any raid cards installed. Can I use the 2nd drive (WD 1GB Caviar Green 16mb cache) instead of an external raid? Want to make sure I am covered.

    thanks in advance

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Hard Drive Cables aj



    OK, here is a real dumb new guy question. I'm hoping you experts can help me in my attempt to install a 2nd HD.

    I just received my new Dimension 8300 which has one internal HD. I opened the case to install the HD from my old computer and was surprised when I found no ribbon cable connected to the Dell HD with a vacant connector for another HD. There was a blue cable connected directly to the mother board and a power cable from the power supply. I found extra power plugs, but no data plug for another HD.

    What is the blue cable and do I need to buy another one in order to install another HD? If so, where would it connect to the motherboard or other device?

    Thanks,

    Mike Hammon

    DB:2.94:Hard Drive Cables aj

    CMH1 wrote:

    Rick,

    Thanks. I plan to pick up a cable this afternoon and I think I'll get one for a single device, since the IDE drive is all that will be connected to it.

    If this cable solution works, the IDE drive jumper set to cable select and connected to the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, will XP recognize the SATA drive as the master and the IDE drive as the slave?

    Thanks,

    Mike

    Mike:

    You've been given the correct information in the link that Bev provided.

    You won't find a single device cable...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Second Hard Drive For Dimension 4500s dj


    I have a Dimension 4500S and would like to add a 2nd Hard Drive to store photos, music, etc. My questions are:

    1. Can I install a Western Digital or Seagate200 GB Internal HD?

    2.If I can't install a 200 GB, what is the maximum size I can use?

    3.Would you recommend external HD since I don't have the bay for 2nd HD?

    4. Where can I get excellent instructions for installing the HD as it seems people have problems with this?

    Thanks for your help.

    DB:2.94:Second Hard Drive For Dimension 4500s dj

    You can't fit a second drive into that system. Yes, an external drive is the option.

    As long as you've got SP2 on XP, you can use any size drive you wish.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Ok So My Old Sky+ Box Has Died -Agreed To New Hd Box c3



    Ok so my old Sky+ Box has died I have agreed to have a new HD box and pay for HD subscription.

    In my multiroom I have a very old ordinary sky box. If I buy another HD box can I pick up HD on second box. Do I need a 2nd HD subscription for the multiroom and can i record etc in 2nd room, Not quite clear on this issue, thanks

    DB:2.94:Ok So My Old Sky+ Box Has Died -Agreed To New Hd Box c3


    No you wouldn't need a second HD subscription. A standard multiroom HD box is just a receiver. If you upgrade the old Sky box with a Sky+HD box you would be able to record. However, youmay have to pay thefull price for this as you will probably have received a subsidised price for the new HD box you've already agreed to.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Can I Use The Time Capsule Internal Hard Drive For File Storage? mf


    Can I configure the Time Capsule internal HD to function as a network file server as well as handling time machine backups?Can the internal HD be partitioned?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Use Of An External Usb Hd As An Operative Internal Hd 89



    How I can use my Internal HD from the outside (externally)? Can I mount it in a box and connect it using a USB connector? There is any External USB HD, from any manufacture, in which I can duplicate what ever I have in the Internal HD so it can operate like the Internal HD (IDE ATA/ATAPI) using the same mother board?

    What I understand is that what it is called USB External HD are nothing else that an external memory storage device. My idea is to use one HD to navigate the Internet and the other one to work with my different applications: MS Office, Adobe, etc.. I have a PC and Windows XP.

    Thanks.

    DB:2.94:Use Of An External Usb Hd As An Operative Internal Hd 89


    Hi dude!!

    If you would like an internal HDD to work externally (That it boots and holds you OS), you may need both an external case and and internal HDD inside that case able to work with your MoBo to boot externally..... That's a tricky combination/configuration, but it is possible.....




    You are reading a ghost long gone.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:How Do I Use A 2nd Hd For Backup Of Data/Programs 73



    I have a dimension 8100...I want to install a 2nd HD as a backup for my Primary HD..........my computer is more than 3 years old now... and the hard drive will most likely fail/crash relatively soon ! So......can one just copy everthing on HD # 1 to HD # 2 like as a mirror image...... and then use HD # 2 when HD # 1 fails??

    Is this too simple to work? What is the correct way to approach this situtation when it occures ?

    thanks.....

    DB:2.94:How Do I Use A 2nd Hd For Backup Of Data/Programs 73

    I'd recommend Casper for systems running XP. Ghost is good but you're stuck buying Norton Systemworks Pro, which is fine if you need NAV. Otherwise, it's a waste of money. Ghost by itself is not worth the price for a home user.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Faq Available On Upgrading To A Larger Internal Hd? k8


    I'm getting ready to purchase a larger internal HD, to replace my nearly full 160 GB drive. I found a great tutorial at ifixit about how to remove the original HD.

    Can it be this simple (?) --

    get a new internal HD and enclosure (I'm looking at OWC for that), and then mount this new disk.
    will I need to address it with Disk Utilities?
    use SuperDuper to clone my original HD to my new one
    shut down, and replace the drives?

    Any steps I've missed?

    DB:2.94:Faq Available On Upgrading To A Larger Internal Hd? k8

    Dr. Livingstone wrote:
    will I need to address it with Disk Utilities?

    Hi D,

    Yes, you first need to partition it as GUID. I also like to zero the HD.

    use SuperDuper to clone my original HD to my new one
    shut down, and replace the drives?

    I would boot from the external first, just to make sure it's a clean clone-job.

    Any steps I've missed?

    Just those I've added. Really, it isn't too difficult.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:No Bracket Fixture For 2nd Hd In Dimension 3000?! 3k


    I just got another Dell Dimension system(1 HD without FDD drive). I wanted to install the 2nd HD into this new arrival and found that there is no bracket for 2nd HD to be held on to (nor for FDD drive). I am sure that the stakable bracket was removed since I have aother Dell Dimension system, which has all the brackets foradidtional internal drive installation (although I did not order 2nd HD and FDD for this system either). I called Dell's Tech support and fighting for ~1 hour. The final answer I got is that have to purchase the bracket in order to install my 2nd HD. I was told that I did not order the 2nd HD. So,the bracket for 2nd HD was removed.Any suggestion? (except of spenidng extra on buying the bracket fixture)

    Thanks.

    DB:2.93:No Bracket Fixture For 2nd Hd In Dimension 3000?! 3k

    atkc wrote:

    I just got another Dell Dimension system(1 HD without FDD drive). I wanted to install the 2nd HD into this new arrival and found that there is no bracket for 2nd HD to be held on to (nor for FDD drive). I am sure that the stakable bracket was removed since I have aother Dell Dimension system, which has all the brackets foradidtional internal drive installation (although I did not order 2nd HD and FDD for this system either). I called Dell's Tech support and fighting for ~1 hour. The final answer I got is that have to purchase the bracket in order to install my 2nd HD. I was told that I did not order the 2nd HD. So,the bracket for 2nd HD was removed.Any suggestion? (except of spenidng extra on buying the bracket fixture)

    Thanks.

    Using the Advanced Forum Search on the bottom of this page, you can quite easily find the answer to this often asked question. Hundreds of posts about this.

    Nothing was removed since the 3000 doesn't come with two hard drives or the 2nd bracket. Neither did the 2400, thee 2350, the 2300...

    You can buy the bracket from Dell, or from a third party (info on my site).

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Uninstall Os X From 2nd Hd? 13


    I have OS X 10.4 installed on 2nd HD but now want to uninstall it. I don't use the 2nd drive to start/run and need the space for other things. Do I just trash the System Folder, or is there a more correct/better way?

    Roy

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:2nd Internal Drive With Leopard? sf


    Ok, I have Leopard installed on my Mac Pro.
    Quick and simple to do, and seems to operate just fine!

    However, my main application, Hauptwerk won't
    release a "Leopard" compatible version until later in
    November.

    But, I still have the previous OS, Tiger, installed and
    operating just fine on a separate HD, along with
    Hauptwerk. Only constraint is that no more than 4GB
    of data can be used in HW, Tiger is 32-bit. Thus the
    desire (need) for going to Leopard and the full 64-bit
    RAM use. Several of the larger pipe organ pipe sample
    sets use much RAM, up to 8 and even 10 GB (thus why
    I had been using XP-64 in my previous AMD powered PC).
    The author of Hauptwerk is now "urging" the use of the
    Mac because of the wonderful MIDI handling of that system.
    And the Pro is SO quiet it is wonderful, while my PC
    put out a LOT of fan noise, etc. Not good during quiet
    music passages!

    I have Leopard installed to a separate HD in the Pro. But,
    when HW is made available for OS X 10.5, there will be
    no special reason to maintain Tiger on the separate HD,
    and Leopard could also be installed on that drive.

    But should I? Or what else can I do with a second internal
    HD? (I do have an external HD which is the "Time Machine's"
    houly/daily/etc. backup, so that takes care of the need for
    file, system back ups). Cannot go to some kind of RAID set
    up, UNLESS I erase both internal HDs completely; don't really
    want to loose all that programing I have done for particular
    organ sound systems -- took hours!

    Thanks for comments, Jim

    DB:2.93:2nd Internal Drive With Leopard? sf

    Ok, I have Leopard installed on my Mac Pro.
    Quick and simple to do, and seems to operate just fine!

    However, my main application, Hauptwerk won't
    release a "Leopard" compatible version until later in
    November.

    But, I still have the previous OS, Tiger, installed and
    operating just fine on a separate HD, along with
    Hauptwerk. Only constraint is that no more than 4GB
    of data can be used in HW, Tiger is 32-bit. Thus the
    desire (need) for going to Leopard and the full 64-bit
    RAM use. Several of the larger pipe organ pipe sample
    sets use much RAM, up to 8 and even 10 GB (thus why
    I had been using XP-64 in my previous AMD powered PC).
    The author of Hauptwerk is now "urging" the use of the
    Mac because of the wonderful MIDI handling of that system.
    And the Pro is SO quiet it is wonderful, while my PC
    put out a LOT of fan noise, etc. Not good during quiet
    music passages!

    I have Leopard installed to a separate HD in the Pro. But,
    when HW is made available for OS X 10.5, there will be
    no special reason to maintain Tiger on the separate HD,
    and Leopard could also be installed on that drive.

    But should I? Or what else can I do with a second internal
    HD? (I do have an external HD which is the "Time Machine's"
    houly/daily/etc. backup, so that takes care of the need for
    file, system back ups). Cannot go to some kind of RAID set
    up, UNLESS I erase both internal HDs completely; don't really
    want to loose all that programing I have done for particular
    organ sound systems -- took hours!

    Thanks for comments, Jim

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Problem With Adding A 2nd Hard Drive 7s


    I currently have a WD120Gb main OS drive (set for CABLE SELECT) and want to add a 2nd WD 250GB HD (I also set it for cable select). The drive is already formatted and with data inside (I used it as external drive in an enclosure). So I went ahead, followed Dell steps and inserted it in the 2nd bay. Went to BIOS SETUP and set 2nd HD to auto select (or auto detect, don't remember exactly). The system halts and cannot continue further from the Windows boot up screen, with the HD making a funny noise. So I physically uninstalled the 2nd HD and rebooted (only after changing the Bios Setup back to 2nd HD OFF, otherwise it would stuck too) and everthing back to normal. What went wrong? How can I successfully install the 2nd HD?
    Thanks.

    DB:2.93:Problem With Adding A 2nd Hard Drive 7s

    Nope, I already solved the issue. roblem was with the BIOS setting. For some reason when I turned off the IDE 2nd drive in BIOS, then windows recognized the drive. Strange.
    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:2nd Hard Drive For Powermac G4 400mhz 37


    Can I fit an internal second HD and if so which one?
    I have 19.07GB capacity on existing HD and only 2.74GB left available. Am getting warning messages!Everthing is slow!
    Details of my Mac:
    CPU Type :PowerPC G4 [2.9]
    Serial No: K53
    Model: Power Mac G4

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Windows 7 Clean Install On New Hd. 7x


    I have Vista Home Premium installed. I added a 2nd internal HD to my computer. This new HD is Disk 1. Vista is installed on Disk 0. Can I use an upgrade version of Windows 7 to do a clean install on new HD (Disk 1)? I would like to then format Disk 0,
    removing Vista and use this disk as backup. Thanks.

    DB:2.93:Windows 7 Clean Install On New Hd. 7x

    Chris -- Thanks for the link. I'll look this over.

    Chas

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Install Os X On 2nd Internal Hard Drive d8


    Hello,
    I just bought and installed a Maxtor 500GB internal hard drive on my G5 2Ghz machine. Because of some recent applications, I was running low on space on the original drive. For the future, can I safely install OS X onto the new internal HD and run applications from there? When I say safely, I mean it will have no effect on my current original HD and settings.

    Thanks so much!

    DB:2.93:Install Os X On 2nd Internal Hard Drive d8

    Thank you very much, that's exactly what I wanted to know. Cheers

    Danielle

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92: Can I Use The 2nd Hd With Raid-0 In My Qosmio G15-Av501? s9


    Dears,

    I have a QOSMIO G15-AV501. This model does not support HD RAID by BIOS, but I'd like use RAID by Software.

    The question is: Can I use the 2nd HD using RAID 0 by the SO? I will like use RAID 0 in order to acelerate the general performance. Is this possible?

    Thanks.

    Dario from Colombia.

    DB:2.92: Can I Use The 2nd Hd With Raid-0 In My Qosmio G15-Av501? s9

    I found some info about the Qosmio G15 and it seems that the notebook supports 2 HDDs but has no RAID controller.

    Don’t think that you will be able to use it

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Adding And Mounting 2nd Internal Hd pk


    I am in process of adding a Maxline III 250 SATA HD in the second bay. I have never done this before and am 1 month new to Mac. Can 2 internal hard drives be mounted at the same time....and do you have to reboot to switch from one to the other.

    DB:2.92:Adding And Mounting 2nd Internal Hd pk

    Thank you Francine - I appreciate you help. I wonder where the helpful button is...? Sometimes it''s here and now it's not..

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Adding 2nd Hd To Dell 8200 f7


    Hi,

    Looking to add a 2nd Hard drive to my dell 8200 dimension. 1st, what do I have to look for to determine what kind of HD I need. 2nd What else will I need besides the HD. 3rd where can I get the items I will need(except the HD). And most importantly, can I do it?? Thank you, looking forward to some help.

    DB:2.92:Adding 2nd Hd To Dell 8200 f7


    Hooverjm.

    How to install a second HD in the D8200.

    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8200/replace.htm#1102155

    The following generic instructions for installing an additional hard drive using Windows XP Disk Management.They are by Seagate, but apply to all brands.

    http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/howto/install_xp_disk_mgmt.html

    Bev.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:M1070n Hard Drive Expansion 3x



    I already added a DVD burner so as to have 2 burners on the 1070n. Is there room to add a 2nd internal hard drive without having to remove the original HD (which also means a need to back up/copy the data from the original 160 gb HD)? I prefer not to go down the path of an external HD as that takes up some space on the desk and thus the preference for the 2nd HD.

    There is a slot for an optional PersonalMedia Drive(PMD) which I have never purchased the PMD and used this media drive slot. If there is no room inside, can I remove the personal HD and put in the typical HD like Seagate, Western Digital, ... ? If so, what accessories (cable, ...) do I need to buy to swap out the personal HD for the 2nd internal HD?

    HP's website gives specification info for 1070n. For example, for hard drive, it says the following 2 statements:
    Internal hard drive:160 GB, 7200 rpm, serial ATAAble to accept an optional HP Personal Media drive
    Is there a limit in size (GB or TB) on the 2nd internal HD to install - if installable -and be compatible with 1070n as I heard that the bigger the replacement HD sizedoes not necessarily mean the better (specifically, it's better with bigger size but only upto some point)?

    In summary:

    1) Is it possible to add a 2nd internal HD while original 160 gb HD is kept (along with the slot for the personal media drive as well as the addition of the 2nd DVD burner)?

    2) If not possible since there is no physical room, can the Personal Media Drive (PMD) be removed to allow space for 2nd internal HD? If so, what additional accessories would be needed?

    3) If the PMD option is also not removable, then it means to replace the original 160 GB HD with a bigger HD, right? If so, what's the maximum size for the bigger HD to be compatible with 1070n (320, 500 GB, 1, 2 TB)? Also, is there a way to copy/transfer the data from the original 160 GB drive to the new HD without a need to purchase the duplicating device like the Black Widow External USB Hard Drive Dock?

    4) After thinking through all options and the if's, it seems the simplest solution is an external HD, which means another hardware to take up some space. Do you agree? What's the max external HD, as such, can be installed and works with 1070n running on Windows XP currently? By the way, the other day while looking in HP's website, I ran across some statements from HP that it's upgradable from XP to Windows 7 if the hardwares are strong enough. Based on the assessment of your website, after I add 1 more GB of memory, my 1070n should be upgradable to Windows 7. I also intend to add 2 GB memory modules in the next few days to help with the slow-down's that I've experienced lately with the current 512 MB (from 2 x 256 MB modules).

    Thank you.

    DB:2.92:M1070n Hard Drive Expansion 3x


    1) It doesn't look like you can add a 2nd HDD while keeping the factory HDD, PMD, and both optical drives.

    2) Since I don't have a m1070n, I can only guess at this... it looks like the PMD dock is in a 5.25" bay (the same as an optical drive)... If you get some 3.5" to 5.25" adapter rails/brackets, you may be able to install a new HDD there. Best way to assess this is to remove the PMD and try to install a CD/DVD drive in the PMD slot of the PMD/HDD cage. If it fits, a HDD with adapter bracket should fit.

    3) Again, I don't own a m1070n and therefore can't answer with 100% certainty.I can tell you that my 5b year old a1632x handles 1TB drives with ease on the SATA ports. Most new retail HDD's come with formatting/imaging/copying software and if you buy a barebones HDD you can normally download the same software. This requires both both drives to be attached to the computer to copy or image the old drive over.

    4) If going to Win 7, I would max out the RAM @ 4GB (4 x 1GB modules). I would also consider upgrading the video from the onboard ATI Radeon x300se (128MB DDR memory, VGA, Composite, S-Video, TV-Out support). If you need to retain the functionality, I am not sure it can be done. If you want a modern card with 512MB - 2GB memory with blazing speed and HDMI, DVI, and VGA outputs... no problem.

    5) One last option, if you don't use both optical drives you can put the 2nd HDD in one of these spots with the use of the same 5.25" to 3.5" adapter bracket.

    Frank

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Joining Internal Table Data For Output d9


    Hi Experts,I have a problem with 2 internal tables.I have an internal table with some 7 records with the project details with some fields..like proj num,proj year.....etcand 2nd internal table with only 3 records and structure isProj Number (Only 1 field).I need to display the 2nd internal table proj number details with 1 st internal table structure for only 3 records which are part of 7 records.which statement can i use ?please let me know.regardsvishnuModerator message: subject corrected (at least I tried), please use a more meaningful one next time!Edited by: Thomas Zloch on Mar 8, 2010 12:42 PM

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Internal To External Hd For 12" Powerbook 9d


    I bought an 80GB internal HD for my 12" Powerbook, without finding out that it isn't like my desktop that can accommodate more than 1 internal HD, so now I am stuck with this extra 80 GB (the same size as what originally came with the laptop, so it's not even a better option). I heard that I can use this internal HD externally with the purchase of a few cables and something to keep the HD in as a protective measure...is that true? If so, what cables do I need to buy in order to make the HD function as an external HD? The HD I bought is a 1 x Hard Drive, ATA/ IDE, 2.5: 60 GB, Hitachi/ IBMMachine. My computer info is as follows:

    Name: PowerBook G4 12"
    Machine Model: PowerBook6,8
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)

    DB:2.92:Internal To External Hd For 12" Powerbook 9d

    Your welcome. The 80GB Fireiwre drive will be a handy little gadget for transferring data between your macs and/or backing up. The only downside is, it won't take you long to fill an 80GB drive.

    Cheers!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:If I Zero Fill My Hd Can I Use An Image Disk To Recover 7m


    OS: Windows 7
    I use an bootable external hd to "image" the internal hd drive. If I do a zero fill on the internal driove can I use the external drive to recover the OS or must I reload fromWin disks?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Can You Backup A System Image Or Files And Folders To A 2nd Internal Drive If 7s


    Can you backup a System Image OR Files and Folders to a 2nd internal drive if the computer is set to multiboot (dual boot) and one of the multiboot OS's is on the 2nd internal HD?
    I have read two conflicting statements, one saying you cannot do it, one saying you can. Supposedly you cannot (or should not) backup to the drive that holds the active OS?
    I would like to dual boot my computer, placing the 2nd OS on my 2nd internal HD. Right now I use my 2nd internal HD for backup. Before I go about setting the dual boot system up, I would like to know, before I set this up, if I still will be able to backup
    to the 2nd internal HD once one of the dual boot OS is on the 2nd internal drive.

    Can you do it, with regards to Files and Folders AND a System Image?

    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Scratch Disk Assignment zs


    Hello all

    How's everybody?

    I recently got a response from Zipperfoot who told me that he installed another internal HD for his Scratch Disk. He also replaced his OEM system drive with a faster 10,000 RPM drive and noticed a better Render time.

    Anyway, is it actually better to have an internal 2nd drive for your Scratch Disk assignment.

    Or is it just as efficient to use an external Lacie firewire drive?

    Thanx
    Mike

    DB:2.92:Scratch Disk Assignment zs

    If you get the new drive make sure you properly erase and reformat the drive before you do anything else.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Windows Ftp Access Into 2nd Internal Hd s1


    How do you set FTP access into a secondary (internal) hard drive? I am able to set up a user account and can log in (from Windows WS-FPTpro) into that users account (on the main HD), but is it possible to allow them to get into the secondary internal HD?

    I checked the "get info" and tried changing the "Group" to the user account, but I still can't get into the drive from my windows machine.

    Is this possible with the built-in FTP server in Mac OS 10.3.9??

    Thanks

    G5 - Dual 2GHz Processor Mac OS X (10.3.8)

    DB:2.92:Windows Ftp Access Into 2nd Internal Hd s1

    How do you set FTP access into a secondary (internal) hard drive? I am able to set up a user account and can log in (from Windows WS-FPTpro) into that users account (on the main HD), but is it possible to allow them to get into the secondary internal HD?

    I checked the "get info" and tried changing the "Group" to the user account, but I still can't get into the drive from my windows machine.

    Is this possible with the built-in FTP server in Mac OS 10.3.9??

    Thanks

    G5 - Dual 2GHz Processor Mac OS X (10.3.8)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Folder Relocations. Moving, Etc.. fc


    hello,

    I just bought a new 2nd internal HD for Mac, and i want to move all my music to my new HD. The thing is currently as itunes is set up, i have a music folder on a seperate external HD, and I have a couple different folders on my internal HD. I have the option "keep itunes folder organized" unchecked. So i currently manage all my folders my self.

    what i would like to is transfer all my music to my new HD, in one spot. and still manage the folders myself. ( i have them organized my date). but still keep all my playlists in tack and everything.

    can anyone help me with this?

    /C

    DB:2.91:Folder Relocations. Moving, Etc.. fc

    thanks for your help.

    so are you saying the option key to create the new database will not work for me since i have multiple music source folders.?

    (i have alot of customized playlists.)

    also by creating a new datatbase will i lose all my information such as the ratings of givie it, info, etc.

    /C

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Can Leopard Partition A Backup Drive With Tiger On It? p1


    I am going to be upgrading tp 10.5.4 on my main HD. I've cloned my whole 10.4.9 system to a 2nd internal drive a while back, but did not create a small partition for a SuperDuper Sandbox at that time. To save myself the time it will take to format the backup drive, partition it, then reclone my Tiger system can I...once I successfully upgrade to Leopard, use Leo to put a small partition on my backup HD, with Tiger on it, WITHOUT erasing the backup drive?

    DB:2.91:Can Leopard Partition A Backup Drive With Tiger On It? p1

    The ability to resize partitions on a hard disk comes with Leopard, and does indeed work on either a PPC or an Intel machine. The disk can use either Apple Partition Map or GUID. I don't think Tiger Disk Utility allows partition resizing.

    The choice of APM or GUID affects boot capability and (perhaps) ability to use Time Machine. PPC machines normally use APM, though I think they may be able to use GUID. Intel machines use GUID.

    Note that the partition resize is not totally flexible. The start address of each partition is fixed. You can shrink a partition, or delete an existing partition, to leave a space. If a partition is followed by space you can expand that partition into the space. But you cannot move a partition without losing its contents.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:2nd Internal Hd 'Locked', Cannot File Share fa


    Hello all.

    This is my office's PPC G5 (If I'm correct). Something went wrong and stuck at Grey Apple logo screen, so I Erase Re-Install Leopard 10.5, it then started up well.

    This Tower Mac *has also a 2nd internal hard disk*, we use it *mainly as a File Sharing Hard Disk*; Before this OS re-install, it was sharing just fine.

    (I have to admit, prior to this re-install, I am not sure whether it was on Snow Leopard or Leopard)

    Anyway, after the startup, *notice there is a 'small lock' on the 2nd HD icon*. When 'Get Info', right at the bottom of the screen, I cannot change the access privileges of the Owner, User and Everyone etc. Even when I checked the 'Share' box.

    *Basically it cannot be File Share anymore.*

    Same thing inside System Preferences File Sharing, when I add this 2nd HD, on the right column there is NONE of the list of User (name), Everyone etc.

    (The default Home User Public Share Folder is fine.)

    When I try to click on the 2nd HD icon, it says something like I have no access privileges to this HD. When I File Share from another Mac and able to mount this HD, same thing, there is a tiny lock on the icon and say I don't have access privileges.

    *How do I revert back to before, so that we can access/file share this 2nd hard drive?*

    *Do I have to upgrade to Snow Leopard?*

    Thanks and cheers

    DB:2.91:2nd Internal Hd 'Locked', Cannot File Share fa

    Please tell me what Get Info reports for owner, group, and everyone both the user assigned for the first two and privileges assigned for all three.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Can I Use Tm To Do This..? 3f


    I am using TM to do regular backups of my main internal drive to an external 1TB FW HD. In addition, I have added two 1TB internal drives. On the 1st one I have about 700GB of video. I want to back up that video to the 2nd 1TB internal hard drive. Can this be done with TM? Specifically, can you back up two different drives on the same machine to two different locations? If not, what is the best method? Should I purchase SuperDuper and use it to do backups of the video HD?
    Thanks,
    Marc

    DB:2.91:Can I Use Tm To Do This..? 3f

    that would be the ideal solution, it will write a little slower maybe but it will read faster.

    i know you can do it with disk utility but softRAID will also do it and keep a good eye to make sure its running smooth and will rebuild seamlessly for you (i havent used DU to raid so im not sure how it works)

    -matt

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Xps 600 2nd Hd Help? mm


    I have attempted to install a 2nd HD into my Dell XPS 600 but the cable plugs in the Dell won't work with the 2nd HD. Is there adapters available to make this workor am I hooped as far as installing this HD? Hope someone can help.

    DB:2.91:Xps 600 2nd Hd Help? mm

    Thanks Dave, I appreciate the help.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Add An Addition Fan For My Lenovo 3000 K100 2nd Internal Hdd 1tb Maxtor 3c


    how can i accomodate a 2nd fan for my lenovo 3000 k100 ?i'm concerned about additional heat generated by my new 1tb maxtor internal hdd...

    DB:2.91:Add An Addition Fan For My Lenovo 3000 K100 2nd Internal Hdd 1tb Maxtor 3c

    how can i accomodate a 2nd fan for my lenovo 3000 k100 ?i'm concerned about additional heat generated by my new 1tb maxtor internal hdd...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Question On External Hd Configuration With Tc xs


    I am currently using my TC as an external HD only due to the lack of space on my MacBook. I am going to buy a USB external HD and attach it to my TC. I have a couple of questions:

    1. Can I back up to the TC and then use the external drive as, well, an external drive, for extending my internal storage?

    2. Then, is it possible to back up both the files on my internal HD and the files on the external HD connected to the TC to the HD in the TC? (space permitting)

    DB:2.91:Question On External Hd Configuration With Tc xs

    Gappers wrote:
    Thanks for the info, very helpful. Just to clarify then, if I attach a usb HD directly to my MacBook, TM will back it up to the TC along with my internal drive, correct?

    Yes, as long as it is formatted HFS+ (Mac OS Extended - Journaled).

    Check Time Machine Preferences - Options to make sure it isn't EXCLUDED and that it doesn't select THIS drive for a TM backup when you plug it in. To re-format, use Disk Utility.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:.Flv Format On Wd Hd 2nd Gen k8



    Hello all,

    I recevied a 2nd gen WD HD mediaplayer as present. Can i play FLV on it? It did not play when I tried.

    Thanks

    DB:2.90:.Flv Format On Wd Hd 2nd Gen k8

    kl_wiseguy wrote:
    okay .. and to resolve it?

    Turn compression off in the headers of all tracks, and re-mux the file.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:8300 Sata Hd sf



    my pc came with 120 sata maxtor internal and i want to add a 2nd 120 sata internal hard drive. dell says i can't only have max 200, but maxtor says i can. can someone help me?

    DB:2.90:8300 Sata Hd sf


    Thank you for responding.

    Brad

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Leopard On Hd1 And Tiger On Hd2 ?? fk


    I have upgraded to Leopard and found that my CS2 and some other programs are not compatible. Can I install Tiger on my 2nd internal HD and when I want to use Tiger compatible programs boot from that drive even though Leopard is on my Master drive?

    DB:2.89:Leopard On Hd1 And Tiger On Hd2 ?? fk

    I have two partitions on an external firewire connected hard disk.
    One partition has a backup of Tiger as it was before I installed Leopard.
    The other partition is a current backup of Leopard from my internal disk.
    Both partitions are bootable.
    The Leopard backup was done with Carbon Copy Cloner.
    The Tiger backup was done with SuperDuper.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Time Machine Uses Tc But Fills Internal Hd As Well xs


    I've been using Time Machine on an external HD for about 6 weeks without any problem. Last week I got my TC 500 installed. First it only showed up as a white Disc Image icon while back-up and dissapeared after finishing. Finally I got it working o.k.

    A few days ago something strange happend. My internal HD (160 GB) seemed to get bigger and bigger. As far as the finder tells me I have five folders on that HD with a total size of about 60 GB. On Saturday the information about the HD itself (clicking the icon) said, the HD was used with more than 100 GB. Today my Mac complained a lack of space on the internal HD: 2,3 GB are left!

    Yes. I can see about 60 GB used space but the HD is filled to its total capacity.

    On my TC I have a back-up file of about 80 GB. Adding these 80 GB to the visible 60 GB on my internal HD summs up to the total capacity of my internal HD.

    Obviously Time Machine uses the TC. But it seems to use my internal HD as well.

    What is going on?

    Thanks for your help.

    Christopher

    DB:2.89:Time Machine Uses Tc But Fills Internal Hd As Well xs

    I've been using Time Machine on an external HD for about 6 weeks without any problem. Last week I got my TC 500 installed. First it only showed up as a white Disc Image icon while back-up and dissapeared after finishing. Finally I got it working o.k.

    A few days ago something strange happend. My internal HD (160 GB) seemed to get bigger and bigger. As far as the finder tells me I have five folders on that HD with a total size of about 60 GB. On Saturday the information about the HD itself (clicking the icon) said, the HD was used with more than 100 GB. Today my Mac complained a lack of space on the internal HD: 2,3 GB are left!

    Yes. I can see about 60 GB used space but the HD is filled to its total capacity.

    On my TC I have a back-up file of about 80 GB. Adding these 80 GB to the visible 60 GB on my internal HD summs up to the total capacity of my internal HD.

    Obviously Time Machine uses the TC. But it seems to use my internal HD as well.

    What is going on?

    Thanks for your help.

    Christopher

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:How Do I Use 2nd Hd For Iphoto &Amp; Itunes 7c


    i recently installed a 2nd hd in my mac and would like to have all my iphoto and itunes using that drive (as they seem to be the biggest space hogs); how do i move them over and how do i set my mac up to do this? thanks

    DB:2.89:How Do I Use 2nd Hd For Iphoto &Amp; Itunes 7c

    Hi-

    Did you copy the entire iTune folder, the one that includes the .xml file? the .xml file is the one that controls the "magic".
    iTunes: How to backup and restore playlists
    How to re-create your iTunes library

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Newly Installed 2nd Hd Humming - (Sleep Mode ?) 7c


    Just installed a 2nd HD (Maxtor 300g) in my Dimension 8200. I now hear
    buzzing and can feel vibrations when I touch my PC.

    Did I install it properly ?
    Is this normal ?

    Thanks, Bob


    Also, isn't there a way to put it in a sort of 'sleep' mode
    since I only use it mostly for storage ( photos, mp3, videos, ect )


    Dimension 8200
    P4 2.4
    512 mg
    SBLive
    80g HD
    300g Maxtor HD

    DB:2.89:Newly Installed 2nd Hd Humming - (Sleep Mode ?) 7c

    After re-positioning the hd's, it seems to have somewhat corrected
    the buzzing. Just a thought for others with a similar situation ...

    Listening with the case open, I don't really hear anything 'wrong'
    per se, perhaps 2 hd's are just somewhat noisier than one (?)

    Bob

    Thanks for your help Bev .....


    As to the 2nd part of the question .... is there a way to SAFELY have
    a 2nd (storage) hd in a sleep mode (not constantly spining) until needed ?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Is It Possible To Upgrade Internal Hd On 2nd Gen Blackbook?? ms


    Is it possible to upgrade internal HD on 2nd Gen Blackbook?? I spoke to an apple reseller he told me that 160 is as big as u can go on the macbook. is this true?

    thanks

    DB:2.89:Is It Possible To Upgrade Internal Hd On 2nd Gen Blackbook?? ms

    This is the drive http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=377

    The 250 GB drives were like this when they first came out and they are better priced and easy to find now. You can check here OWC MacBook Ram and Hard drives for ideas of what can be bought easily. You may have comparable stores in australia. One other thing is size restraints. Below are the sizes you need to watch for. There are some drives that are 13mm high. They won't fit. It has to be 9.5 mm.

    English
    Height: 0.374 0.008 inch
    Length: 3.94 0.010 inch
    Width: 2.75 0.010 inch
    Weight: 0.26 Pounds (0.10 lb)

    Metric
    Height: 9.5 0.20 mm
    Length: 100.2 0.25 mm
    Width: 69.85 0.25 mm
    Weight: 0.117 kg ( 0.082 kg)

    I figure 2 to 4 months and they will be easier to get. Right now they are very hard to find. Thanks for the it is appreciated.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Installed A 2nd Hd, How Do I Clone The Orig. Drive Onto The New One... fs


    Hi All,
    just bought and installed a 700Gig second internal hard drive. i'd like to clone my orig. HD onto this new one, what do i use to do that?,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Cables For 2nd Internal Sata Hd? ap


    I'm about to buy a 2nd internal SATA drive for use with the build-in internal SATA controller in my Dual G5 Tower (2003).

    However, I've heard that many PC component vendors keep prices down by selling hard disks without any "extras" like screws, data cables, and power cables.

    I've checked this document:
    http://www.info.apple.com/usen/cip/pdf/g5/073-0806.pdf
    which tells me that there are screws waiting for the 2nd drive, but it dosn't mention cables.

    So, are there a 2nd set of SATA data power cables already in the PowerMac G5? Or will I have to buy them along with the drive?

    Thanks in advance,
    ./ddd

    Dual G5 2.0GHz (2003 PCI-X) Mac OS X (10.4.6) Radeon 9800 (retail)

    DB:2.88:Cables For 2nd Internal Sata Hd? ap

    Retail packaged drives come with hardware ( cables, screws, et al ), bare or OEM drives come as bulk packaged multiples w/o hardware. In most cases there is little differance in pricing ( retail may or may not be pricier ), the hardware include with retail is generally very cheap ( read not the best ) and better avoided.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Can Inspiron 4150 Have A 2nd Internal Hd? jm


    Sorry if I am too nitpick, but I don't want a harddisk at the module bay, because I need both of them for other purpose.
    I just wonder whether there is any pre-designed space at the back of the machine that can fit a bare standard 2.5' HD.

    Thank you :)

    DB:2.88:Can Inspiron 4150 Have A 2nd Internal Hd? jm

    just so you know, you can get up to 100Gb laptop hdds now!

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    DB:2.88:When Installing Fcstudio - Is There A Good Reason To Send Content To 2nd Hd zp


    I just installed a 2nd internal hard drive and performed a complete erase install of OS X 10.4 - I'm about to do a fresh install of Final Cut Studio 5. Is there any good reason to use the custom install window to send content such as Apple loops, Motion content, LiveType 2 media, etc. to 2nd hard drive? There is 144GB available on system HD and a fully available 250 Seagate #2 drive.

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    DB:2.88:Isntalling 2nd Hd In The Modular Bay Of 8600 7f


    if you want to install a 2nd HD in the modular bay of the Inspiron 8600 you would have to take out the optical drive, right? ok. But the modular bay is huge compared to the HD that you would be putting in there. Does that mean that there is some type of adapter you must use when installing a HD into the modular bay? I mean, the 8600, as an option, can have a 2nd HD in the modular bay.

    DB:2.88:Isntalling 2nd Hd In The Modular Bay Of 8600 7f


    I have a second HDD for my 8600. I also have a second battery, a floppy disk and the "normal" CD/DVD drive. They all slide in and out in a matter of a couple of seconds, no problem.

    The second HDD looks nothing like the primary HDD, just as the second battery looks nothing like the primary battery.

    If you need more disk space, the module bay HDD is a very easy solution; but remember: with the second HDD installed, you have no CD/DVD drive (unless you have an external CD/DVD drive too)

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    DB:2.87:External Hd Now Raw After Installing New Internal Booting Hd 1z


    I had to change my booting internal hard drive because it was not working. The new Internal HD has installed ok is working (I have reinstalled Windows XP - eventually I am going to upgrade) BUT the external HD (a Seagate 1TB) that I had saved ALL of my
    files documents on as backup to use when I got the PC back up working is now showing as 'RAW - you need to format your drive'

    I need help- is this a common occurrence when a new Internal HD is installed the OS re-installed? Can I try it in a different PC? What can i do?

    Many thanks for any help

    Paul

    DB:2.87:External Hd Now Raw After Installing New Internal Booting Hd 1z

    I had to change my booting internal hard drive because it was not working. The new Internal HD has installed ok is working (I have reinstalled Windows XP - eventually I am going to upgrade) BUT the external HD (a Seagate 1TB) that I had saved ALL of my
    files documents on as backup to use when I got the PC back up working is now showing as 'RAW - you need to format your drive'

    I need help- is this a common occurrence when a new Internal HD is installed the OS re-installed? Can I try it in a different PC? What can i do?

    Many thanks for any help

    Paul

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    DB:2.87:2nd Hard Drive - Dimension 4100 cf


    I have a Dimension 4100 and would like to add a 2nd Hard Drive to store photos, music, etc. My questions are:

    1. Can I install a Western Digital 200 GB Internal HD? (If important, Ihave the CD that came with the sytem and a CD Burner I installed).

    2.If I can't install a 200 GB, what is the maximum size I can use?

    3. Whichcan I use....I see SATA, ATA, EIDE, etc. and I'm not sure which are OK for my system.

    4. Where can I get excellent instructions for installing the HD as it seems people have problems with this?

    Thanks for your help.

    Ed

    DB:2.87:2nd Hard Drive - Dimension 4100 cf

    edcjake wrote:

    Bev, thanks for the quick response.

    If I purchase the 200 GB HD (so I can move it to a new computer next year), will I still be able to use it in my 4100 system even if I can't use above 137 GB? Am I asking for a problem in my 4100 if I do this?

    From the EIDE comment, I assume it must be one of the supported formats for the drive if it has multiple formats. Is that correct?

    Thanks,

    Ed

    Yes, you can use 137gb of it. Then, when you move it, it will still be 137gb. You will have to repartition and reformat it to get the 200 totally visible.

    EIDE, IDE, PATA, and ATA generally all refer to a PATA drive. SATA is not compatible with your system.

    Message Edited by rickmktg on 08-21-2005 04:15 PM

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    DB:2.87:Aperture Library Too Big ps


    My only Aperture library is too big (almost 1TB) and slow to open. I would like to move older projects (2005-2009) into a 2nd new library (aka Archive Library) to another internal HD and continue to use the existing library for projects in 2012 and later.I am assuming that the reduced sized original library will free up the space on the HD and open faster. My questions are:1. How do you move older projects (en mass) from Library A to Library B? Assuming A B are on separate internal HDs2. Will this speed up accessing Library A?

    DB:2.87:Aperture Library Too Big ps

    With the use of a Mac Pro and a separate dedicated disk volume for my managed Aperture Library, I am using SuperDuper to do a Smart Backup periodically, which leaves me with a perfect copy of the entire Library. Anyone using a referenced master Library will need to both backup your Aperture Library which will have the the adjustments for each image, and the volume where your referenced Masters reside.The SD Smart Upate works in around 10 to 12 minutes, when a full copy would take 5 or more hours. The SD Smart Update will target even a USB external drive.As an indication of the complexity of an Aperture Library, the aforementioned library has over 59,000 masters, but there are nearly 600,000 files in the library for all the info used to create Versions from Masters. This is only minimally the product of extra versions, as most of my images have only one asociated Version per Master. Thus the Aperture Library even where using Referenced Masters will have lots of support files.I prefer to have the library be on a separate disk drive from my OS. This has long been the recommendation for such Pro apps as Final Cut, but not explicitly for Aperture.Ernie

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    DB:2.87:Simple Question - Dimension 5000 And 2nd Hd zd


    Hello - I've just been given a 200GB Seagate Ultra ATA/100 7200 RPM 8MB cache 3.5 inch internal upgrade kit hard disk to use as a second hard drive on my Dimension 5000 but although the pc and drive are both listed as 'ATA interface' they have completely different connections --- what do I need to connect up this hard disk? tks for help!!!!

    DB:2.87:Simple Question - Dimension 5000 And 2nd Hd zd

    LOL - I dare say you're right, Rick, alas..... Your info on ate vs. ide being the same is v. reassuring. I so glad I study rocks not computers, so much simpler.... Funny old world, ain't it? Thanks, Rick!

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    DB:2.87:Gx520 Desktop Chassis - 2nd Hard Drive 7f


    My client has anew Optiplex GX520 (Desktop chassis) and I'd like to install a second internal HD for backups. The only problem is that the chassis only hasone 3.5-inch "internal" bay. Can I just install a 2nd internal drive and put it in the floppy (i.e. 3.5 "external") bay? Are there anyproblems (likecooling, cabling) I need to worry about?I assume the MB will handle 2 SATA drives...right? I don't have the computer here so I can't just look inside...

    I just installed a 2nd SATA drive in my new 5150 and it was a snap! I love SATA...

    Thanks!

    DB:2.87:Gx520 Desktop Chassis - 2nd Hard Drive 7f

    The motherboard for the desktop chassis doesn't seem to have a 2nd SATA connector if you check here.

    You would have to connect the drive either to the same cable as the CDROM (not sure how that would be possible (cabling wise), or add a PCI card for the 2nd drive.

    The tower version of the GX520 does have 2 SATA connectors.

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    DB:2.87:2nd Hd (2) 8k


    I have a Dell 8300 w/2SATA 120 GB HD's, Windows XP Home OS.

    Initial HD crashed, bought a 2nd HD, installed Windows XP on new HD. Bought the necessary cables etc. to hook up old HD. When I booted w/both HD's hooked up, ckdsk ran a check on the old HD, found it, cleaned it, and I can access some of the stuff on it.

    My questions are (1) Can I run aSystem Restoreon the second old HD maybe finding a point before the damage occured....and (2) What do I do about two hard drives that both have internal file designations as C:\ drive? The machine properly designated the old HD as "F" drive...but the files it contains are certainly labled as C:\ drive. So does that mean that to check a file in the old HD I have to use F:\C:\documents and settings for example.

    To further clarify the problem....When I accessed MusicMatch for example in the old HD it brought up MM okay...butit brought up thenew one I have loaded in the new HD and I can't find my music files in my old HD. Ugh! Any help appreciated.

    DB:2.87:2nd Hd (2) 8k

    Boy...talk about a fast answer...thanks again!!

    Okay what you're saying really makes sense...wandering around in my "F:\ C:\" drive is like being in alien country...enough to makemy brainsmoke out....okay...onward to Safe Mode...thanks again.

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    DB:2.87:Retail Osx Install Use pz


    When you buy a new retail version of OSX for a new computer, c an it be used for a 2nd computer or does it self distruct after use? lol Can I use it for a replacement computer and erase my HD on my old one and use it for a new install there too?

    DB:2.87:Retail Osx Install Use pz

    Hello Gerald,

    The "Single User Software License Agreement", referred to by mrtotes, can be viewed here Software License Agreement.

    Which states "2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions. This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single computer at a time. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time...."

    Good Luck!

    ali b

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    DB:2.87:Inspiron With Ubuntu. Option For Adding Xp: Partition Or 2nd Hd? df



    Going to buy Inspiron 530 w. UBUNTU from Dell Chile.  Since I need XP as well I need to know:

    1. can the HD be partitioned?  I think so.

    2. can I add a secon HD for XP only?

    3. can the 2nd HD be internal?  Or only external?

     

    Thanks a lot! ***Answer is urgent since I have to confirm the purchase ASAP***

    DB:2.87:Inspiron With Ubuntu. Option For Adding Xp: Partition Or 2nd Hd? df


    Te recomiendo Paragon Partition Manager, puedes bajar una versi{on de prueba desde:  http://www.paragon-software.com/ este software te permite gestionar y crear particiones sin perdidas de datos, además podrás generar un disco de arranque con el que puedes crear una nueva particion sin la necesidad de perder tu Ubuntu.

     

    Yo  en mi Vostro tengo Win XP y buntu 8.04

     

    Saludos 

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    DB:2.87:Trade Non-Hd Dvr For Hd Dvr x3



    I have non HD Comcast DVR on one of my TVs. But now having a HD TV and bluray player delivered tomorrow. Can I take my non-HD DVR to my comcast center and trade to a HD DVR, or do I need to call first. I already have HD service on another/2nd tv with a HD DVR.

    DB:2.87:Trade Non-Hd Dvr For Hd Dvr x3


    I could be wrong, but I don't believe we have any non-HD DVRs.

    All of our DVR boxes should be HD capable, some might only have component connections and not HDMI though.




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