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cloning with external cdrom and hard drive?
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Apr 12, 2010, 05:33 AM
Can I clone my harddrive with external hard drive and cdrom?
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Apr 12, 2010, 05:51 AM
You can clone your internal HDD on your Mac to an external hard drive. Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper, etc. all do a great job of this.

You can also backup files onto CD-R(W)s, or DVD+/-R(W)s.

Could you be a little bit more specific about what exactly it is you're hoping to do? As it currently stands your question is rather vague.
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Apr 12, 2010, 08:46 AM
Time Machine doesn't really make clones.

You should use one tool only to clone: /Applications/Utilities/DiskUtility > Restore. If you click 'erase destination' your clone will be bootable.
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