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Upgrading Internal Hard drive


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#1 kamador451

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 03:10 AM

I'm upgrading my internal hard drive to a 1TB. How do I make a clone of my existing one onto my new one. Which do you think is the best software( paid or unpaid doesn't matter)?

Also, What I want is that when I clone my drive to my new one I want to be in the same position as now with all my internet caches, history,temp all the minor things still there. Is this possible?

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 04:33 AM

Check out a Product called "Acronis" - Not sure of the most recent version, but it is disaster recovery software and has a disk cloning option.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:06 PM

alright I'll try that

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:10 PM

The product name is True Image - Acronis is the name of the software manufacturer. And while I'm a fan, it isn't free. You can also try Macrium Reflect if you don't want to spend the money for Acronis True Image.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:12 PM

GParted is also a good option. Very simple interface (copy and paste).

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:15 PM

GParted is also a good option. Very simple interface (copy and paste).

I believe Gparted is a partition editor, not drive imaging software.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:51 PM

But you can copy a partition from one drive to another (bigger) drive. You ever tried it, Allan?

kamador451 is just trying to clone the drive. If this was a backup image, I would recommend something else.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:45 AM

Another option: EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition freeware. - http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm .

I use this to clone my drives/partitions.

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:34 AM

I've never cloned a disk with EASEUS myself (only managed partitions), but I guess it is possible.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 10:03 AM

I'm upgrading my internal hard drive to a 1TB. How do I make a clone of my existing one onto my new one. Which do you think is the best software( paid or unpaid doesn't matter)?

Also, What I want is that when I clone my drive to my new one I want to be in the same position as now with all my internet caches, history,temp all the minor things still there. Is this possible?


Copy Commander is by far the best way of transferring the contents of one disc to another,
I have used it many times,All with perfect results.
You don't have to install any programs
Just install both hard drives into your computer put the Copy Commander into an optical drive and reboot.About an hour later the job is done.
On the web site it takes you through the exercise very clearly.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 10:10 AM

Here is the link.

http://www.avanquest.com/UK/software/copy-commander-51981

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 10:58 AM

There are far too many good free options to bother paying for drive cloning software, IMO.
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