Clone External Hard Drive To Internal Mac
Cloning an external hard drive to an internal drive on a Mac is a relatively simple process. It is a great way to back up your data, or to upgrade your internal drive capacity. In this article, we will show you how to clone an external hard drive to an internal Mac drive in a few simple steps.
What You Will Need
Before you begin, you will need the following items:
- An external hard drive
- An internal Mac drive
- An adapter to connect the external drive to your Mac
- Cloning software
Once you have all of the necessary items, you are ready to begin the cloning process.
Step 1: Connect the External Hard Drive
The first step is to connect the external hard drive to your Mac. To do this, use the adapter to connect the external drive to your Mac. Once the drive is connected, you should be able to see it in the Finder window.
Step 2: Select the Drive to Clone
Once the external drive is connected, you will need to select the drive that you want to clone. To do this, open the Disk Utility application on your Mac. In the left-hand sidebar, you should see a list of all of the available drives. Select the drive that you want to clone.
Step 3: Select the Destination Drive
Next, you will need to select the destination drive. This is the drive that the data will be cloned to. Once again, open the Disk Utility application and select the internal drive that you want to clone the data to. Make sure that the drive is large enough to accommodate the data.
Step 4: Clone the Drive
Once you have selected the source and destination drives, you are ready to clone the drive. To do this, click on the “Clone” button in the Disk Utility window. This will start the cloning process. Depending on the size of the drive and the amount of data, the cloning process can take some time.
Step 5: Verify the Cloning Process
Once the cloning process is complete, you should verify that the process was successful. To do this, open the Finder window and check the contents of the drive. Make sure that all of the data has been successfully cloned. If there are any errors, you can try to clone the drive again.
Cloning an external hard drive to an internal Mac drive is a simple process that can be done in a few simple steps. Once you have all of the necessary components, the process is relatively straightforward. Just make sure that the destination drive is large enough to accommodate the data and that you verify the cloning process once it has been completed.