I have a Microsoft Windows server 2003 Enterprise SP2, 4gb ram with a WD 160gb (Model: WD1600AAJS) SATA drive in it now, and it has a bunch of bad blocks and says it needs to be defraged. I have tried to defrag it with no luck and it seems to be getting worse. I would like to copy it over to a new bigger drive before the drive goes totally south. I was looking at using this for the new hard drive (Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA) or is a 1tb better choice?
What is the easiest and best way to move the data from the old hdd to the new hdd, so I can then use the new drive instead? I was thinking to mirror the drives, then break the mirror and use the new 500gb one.