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Possible to transfer system from IDE to SATA?


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hey guys, i'm just about to go pick up a 320GB SATA drive for my hackintosh, and i want to transfer everything from my current 40GB IDE straight across so i can boot from the SATA drive and remove the IDE drive...

 

is there any particular process i should take? i know there's a few tools to mirror hard drives etc but i will have to edit the boot loader and stuff too right? any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much in advance :censored2:

 

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for those wanting to do this, my experiences today have shown that it's important to change the partition table record in the disk utility options from GUID to MBR, as you won't get far with Hatchery otherwise :unsure:

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I got an error when I tried this.

 

But I'm on an NForce4 board, maybe that's the issue. Either way, I have a second Raptor X drive on the way along with a SATA->IDE adapter. It won't be as fast as if it was on SATA but at least it should work.

 

I've gotten the system too far along now to try reinstalling it straight on SATA. :)

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I did exactly this (ide>new sata drive) by just spending 30 mins to install osx86 on the new sata disk, then upon first boot you have the choice of importing everything (accounts, application, the lot) from your old drive (assuming it is still connected). I only had to reinstall my graphics, network and sound drivers, but all else was fine.

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how is the nforce4 board the issue?

 

the NForce4 SATA Driver is a hack. Not official so it's bound to be buggy. I've even had a few issues with it when I finally did copy my Root drive to an SATA drive. I connected my new Raptor X (SATA) booted using an install disc and restored my root drive to it. Error left and right could never complete. I connected the Raptor X to a SATA/IDE -> USB adapter, started the copy over and viola no problems. Although my Windows drives are all SATA and so far no problems... knock on wood. Strange to say the least.

 

This isn't the first time I tried to copy my Root drive from IDE to SATA either, last time I did it the copy went off ok but then I got an error on boot something to the order of can't find something or other. It was booting off the SATA but my guess is all the references were to a different device etc which is strange because from what I can tell the boot drive should always become disk0?

 

Anyway, as I said before I got around the problem by using a SATA->IDE adapter from Addonics. Works like a charm, more drive space and much faster drive.

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