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#1 rodarian

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:12 PM

Thanks in advance for any help with this issue. So here is the deal. We have a hard drive that we are sure is going bad, so we bought a new identical hard drive and just want to mirror it from hard drive that is on the outs before it dies. It is a store bought computer so windows7 home premium was already installed. Is mirroring possible with home premium or just with professional, ultimate, etc.. What is the best avenue to take from here as we have already installed the second hard drive only to find out that we cant mirror it and do not want to buy a new OS. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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Edited by hamluis, 22 September 2012 - 07:58 PM.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:04 PM

You might need clonezilla in this case, here is a link or tutorial so you can save your current OS. http://clonezilla.org/show-live-doc-content.php?topic=clonezilla-live/doc/03_Disk_to_disk_clone . I would first try backing up all contents first, before proceeding with the disc cloning. I don't know what mirroring you after but you might mean imaging or cloning your hard drive to a new drive...

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:55 PM

Windows 7 Home Premium does not natively support RAID. This would require the use of third party software. If you simply copy the contents of the entire drive over to a new one, it will not work. Windows will have to be reinstalled. You should contact the manufacturer, explain the situation, and ask about a restore disk.

In the meantime, you will have to manually transfer your data over to a new drive.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Thanks guys, the operation was successful. We did just want to mirror the 2 HDD's but as MD stated, win7 home premium does not support RAID so we did as jhayz said and did imaging. Here's the funniest part. The HDD that was making all the noise is now making no noise and working perfectly. Hmmm, ponderous. Either way, good or bad HDD, we're all set and prepared incase it decides to go kaput. Thanks again for your help and consider this issue closed. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:13 PM

Glad to help. Just remember, data isn't important data unless you have it stored in 2 different places :wink:
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