Looking for Hard Drive Copying Software - Any help?

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  1. Chet_F

    Chet_F Supporting Actor

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    Thanks for looking. I am in need of a software package that can copy my existing 10GB hard drive to a 100GB hard drive. Then I should be able to just take out the 10GB drive and boot from the 100GB drive. Any recommendations out there?

    Thanks again

    Chet_F
     
  2. Jimmie Lee

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    Norton Ghost 2003.
     
  3. Mark Frank

    Mark Frank Stunt Coordinator

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    I recommend Norton Ghost as well.

    BTW - this belongs in the Computer forum.

    (Admin note - thread has been moved).
     
  4. Julian Reville

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    I've used Drive Copy to do this (although the largest drive I have used is 40Gb) sucessfully. Very easy using WIN98.
     
  5. Rob Gillespie

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    Ghost 2003 is really the best for this kind of job, but it seems daft to pay for it for this one instance.

    You can always reinstall the OS onto the new drive and then copy the rest of the files across manually.
     
  6. Steve Berger

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    I thought most new drives came with this software. My Western-Digital did ; so did my Seagate , I think. If you have at least one WD drive you can probably download their Data Lifeguard Tools and use it. It won't work if none of the drives are WD however.
     
  7. Scott L

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    Can I ask a dumb question... Can't you just copy and paste everything on the original drive to the new drive? Will that work?
     
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  9. Steve_Ch

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    I THINK (not sure) XP has build in utility for drive migration.
     
  10. JohanD

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    I have done it sucessfully with regular windows backup. Of course you would need some sort of "buffer" storage. I used an external 80GB USB drive. If you have some type of buffer storage then you can transfer this way. And no you won't be able to just cut/paste or drag/drop the files, as windows will complain when you try to copy system files that are in use. (IE system.dat, etc)

    Norton Ghost is the best option..
     
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    Carbon Copy Cloner
     
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