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Looking for HD replacement and data cloning svc

Postby jshin » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:45 pm

Can anyone direct me to RELIABLE and cost effective service for replacing the hard drive on an older IBM Thinkpad and cloning the existing data from the original drive into the new one?

I may also replace my new MacBook pro's HD for a SSD.

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Postby Deetz » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 11:45 pm

If you are at all nerdy, and come on who isn't you could look into http://clonezilla.org/ you can burn it or copy it to a USB stick and do a complete backup of your hard disk.

It's totally free and has menu options so it's not too nerdy. Best to read over some guides/walkthroughs. Then just order a new HD and restore the image on your new drive. If you flub something you still have your old disk to work with.

No idea what shops would do it though or what they'd charge you.

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Postby jshin » Wed, 16 Sep 2009 5:58 pm

Deetz wrote:If you are at all nerdy, and come on who isn't you could look into http://clonezilla.org/ you can burn it or copy it to a USB stick and do a complete backup of your hard disk.

It's totally free and has menu options so it's not too nerdy. Best to read over some guides/walkthroughs. Then just order a new HD and restore the image on your new drive. If you flub something you still have your old disk to work with.

No idea what shops would do it though or what they'd charge you.
thx, will look this up

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Postby wcs » Fri, 18 Sep 2009 3:48 am

The upgrade to SSD in a MacBook Pro is quite straight forward. If you have tech experience and are comfortable opening up your mac, then it should not be a problem.

There were some new SSDs released in the last few weeks, that seem even better than the previous models available to put in your MBP.

If you have a new mac or one under Apple Care it will void your warranty.

Cloning tools are quite straight forward to do a bit-to-bit copy of your HDD to your SSD. Make sure you have a backup first though.

I have spent the last few weeks doing HDD changeovers and cloning of drives. It is quite rewarding when you get it all done! :)

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 18 Sep 2009 7:25 am

Newstead Technologies has installed new disks, rebuilt OS and reloaded data for me.


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