Copying system from Hard Drive A to Hard Drive B

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Dried Tomatoes, May 18, 2006.

  1. Is there an easy way to copy the whole contents of a my existing 20g hdd
    to a blank 40g hdd?

    I know several obvious ways to do this but I don't have any backup devices
    and the only other way that might have worked is DVD backups but my
    burner blew up... For good this time.

    So is there any relatively easy way to copy my system from my existing
    hard disk to larger capacity hdd?
    Dried Tomatoes, May 18, 2006
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    lynx Guest

    Dried Tomatoes wrote:

    You could use Norton's Ghost, or else whatever make the new one is,
    there will be a program on the manufacturer's website that you can
    download that will do it.



    'Don't hassle me. I was dropped at birth'
    lynx, May 18, 2006
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  3. Ta thanks....... We'll see what happens. Ghost might be the way to go
    for now...
    Dried Tomatoes, May 18, 2006
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    Falkon Guest

    What brand is it?

    Most hard drive manufacturers have free utilities do do this.
    Falkon, May 18, 2006
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Yes, quite a few ways of doing that.
    Yes, have both drives in the system, use something like True Image.

    If you cant have both drives in the system,
    it gets more complicated but is still possible.
    Rod Speed, May 18, 2006
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    Hunter01 Guest

    Ghost, Rdeploy or any comparable product.
    Hunter01, May 18, 2006
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    cd Guest

    True Image This True Image that, rod you may aswell work for them as a
    sales representative. :p

    tell me tho, is True Image compatible with XP64? I was ghost man myself,
    but found out i can't fuggin use it on XP64.
    cd, May 18, 2006

  8. I think it's a maxtor but it hasn't arrived yet so can't confirm....
    Dried Tomatoes, May 18, 2006
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Down, boy.
    Yes, TI 9.1 workstation is.

    Doesnt need to be tho, you can just use the rescue CD to clone the drive.
    And its useless for cloning the hard drive too.
    Rod Speed, May 18, 2006
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    Swampfox Guest

    Rod's right on the money with True Image, it's a corker.
    Swampfox, May 18, 2006
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    RMD Guest

    If you have a Seagate drive on your system anywhere then Seagate has
    free utilities which will do this job.

    The Seagate utilities will work even if you plug a Seagate drive in as
    an external USB hard drive. This is what I do if the system has no
    Seagate drive present.

    (To get email address ROT 13)
    RMD, May 19, 2006
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    Toosmoky Guest

    Toosmoky, May 19, 2006

  13. Very handy link.........

    But I didn't want a large drive and what I ordered was only a small 40 gig drive
    and it's a Seagate Barracude 7200 rpm drive. I do have SeaTools but that doesn't
    have a bit to transfer drive to drive so I am on their site having a snoop around...
    Dried Tomatoes, May 19, 2006
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Maxblast can completely **** some drive clones.
    Its better to get TI using emule or torrent.
    Rod Speed, May 19, 2006
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