Loading a 2009 Mac Pro 5.1(Modified) from my old time machine hard drive from my Modified Mac Pro 2.1 running El Capitan


Nov 15, 2017
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I have a Mac Pro 2008 2.1 with a modified boot so it can run on 10.11.6 El Capitan, and I run time machine on a separate hard drive. It’s been brilliant but I’d like to upgrade.

I’d like to buy a Mac Pro 2009/10 that has been upgraded to 5.1, that is high spec running on Big Sur.

The idea is, When I get the Mac Pro 5.1, I plug in the USB time machine hard drive that was running on my modified 2.1 and boot the new 5.1, then to my thinking, then 5.1 machine would be a “clone” of my 2.1.

If that would work, and the 5.1 is running El Capitan, I would then be able to upgrade the OSX to Big Sur because I’d know the hardware will do it, and I can also upgrade all the program’s, Logic Pro, FCPX, etc etc.

What do you think?

Thank you for reading this and any feedback back would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Skye. . x


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