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      02-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by elbman View Post
It's a laptop (2.5" drive) so you will need an adapter for that as well if your plan was to stick it in a desktop, since the drive is not a 40 pin connector. The USB route has just been an easier solution for me in the past. You could stick it in a laptop that supported IDE, boot off a USB stick and create the image on either a USB stick (if you have one large enough) or network share.
Hi, I have suitable laptop, might try that first thanks. I have a 500Gb portable USB HDD I could use to save image.

Originally Posted by Rotary Rasp View Post
I was able to successfully image the drive this weekend. My next step is to copy a hard drive from a 2012, then load it in my car and see if it works. If it does, then I will know of an easy and free method to update the CIC maps.

btw, there is no OS on the drive. It just contains map data, gracenote, etc. The CIC will boot up and run just fine without the drive; obviously, navi won't work.
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