Posted 23 May 2010 - 07:06 PM
A couple of thoughts I have:
Since the original hard drives will be removed anyway, use another computer that will recognise multiple hard drives, and do all the cloning with the drives fitted in that computer.
Another approach may also work with Hamluis suggestion of Easeus, but certainly the free Seagate DiskWizard, which is a feature-limited Acronis TrueImage, will create a bootable CD and clone to a new drive using a USB adaptor. I believe TI will also operate over a network, but I don't know if that capability has been removed from DiskWizard.
The HDD manufacturer's supplied cloning software wants to see its own brand of drive in the computer (not on the USB adaptor) before it will operate, so DiskWizard works for Seagate/Maxtor, if the original drive was Western Digital, they also have a free version of Acronis TI available.
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