How To Clone External Hard Drive To Another Mac
Do you have an external hard drive that you need to clone to another Mac? Cloning is a great way to keep your data backed up and safe. It also makes it easier to transfer data from one computer to another. In this article, we will show you how to clone an external hard drive to another Mac.
Before you start cloning your external hard drive, you need to make sure you have the right equipment. You will need two Macs (or one Mac and an external hard drive) with the latest version of macOS installed, as well as an external hard drive with enough free space to hold the data you want to clone.
Step 1: Format the External Hard Drive
The first step in cloning an external hard drive to another Mac is to format the drive. This will erase any existing data on the drive and allow you to start fresh. To format the drive, open the Disk Utility app on your Mac, select the drive you want to format, and select the “Erase” option. Select the “Mac OS Extended (Journaled)” format and click “Erase”.
Step 2: Use Time Machine to Clone the Drive
Once the external hard drive is formatted, you can use the Time Machine application on your Mac to clone the drive. Connect the external hard drive to your Mac, open the Time Machine application, and select the drive you want to clone. Select the “Backup Now” option and the cloning process will begin.
Step 3: Connect the External Hard Drive to the Other Mac
Once the cloning process is complete, disconnect the external hard drive from your Mac and connect it to the other Mac. Open the Disk Utility app on the other Mac, select the drive, and select the “Restore” option. Select the Time Machine backup you just created and click “Restore”. This will clone the drive to the other Mac.
Cloning an external hard drive to another Mac is a great way to back up your data and transfer it from one computer to another. All you need is two Macs with the latest version of macOS installed, as well as an external hard drive with enough free space to hold the data you want to clone. Follow the steps outlined in this article to clone your external hard drive to another Mac.