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new hd to upload mac os x

i replaced my seagate 500 with a 750 harddrive but now im having trouble ...the new one doesnt have mac os x and i dont know how to pull it off the old one....i have the black usb sync case but not sure what and how to restore since my old hd crashed

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You have to have some way of starting both hard drives at the same time and letting them talk to each other. You can do that with another Mac in Target Mode or use an adapter such as this: Universal Drive Adapter

After you finish with the adapter you can always sell it on eBay. Or4 you can get an external enclosure case and use the old drive for backup or storage. Like this one: FireWire 400 SATA Laptop Hard Drive Enclosure

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Do you have any bootable CD/DVD media or external HD?

Your original grey disks that came with your system or Apple logo'ed OS install CD/DVD (any). If not your in trouble.

If you can get to an Apple Store or Apple authorized service center they should be able to help you.

Otherwise see if you can borrow a Snow Leopard install DVD from friend. Sorry your system won't boot from a thumb drive in case you are thinking of doing that.

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If your current HD won't work then trying to get the new drive setup will be difficult without the OS-X CD/DVD (or external HD with a working system) to boot up from. The Universal Drive Adapter (via USB connection) Mayer has listed can't be used to boot up from (same issue as the thumb drive), but it can be used to transfer files from your old HD.


You can boot from a Firewire external. You can't boot from a USB. All he needs to do is put the old drive back in and use SuperDuper to clone it to the new drive.


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