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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:16 AM
Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:36 PM
You shouldn't have any issues, as long as the hard drives are in working order it should just run, make sure not to move the drives much (completely unmoving if possible) while tranferring and it should be fine.
One thing though, if both hard drives are "portable" meaning they are powered via USB rather than plug into the wall I would suggest plugging them into far removed ports (one plugged into one side of the laptop, the other plugged into the other side of the laptop) if that is possible. Its not a huge problem, just something that I would prefer to do for power through USB reasons.
Posted 26 August 2013 - 02:02 PM
And do not forget to have the laptop plugged in to AC power.
I do that sort of thing all the time, Of course I do use AC Powered Externals most of the time.
I would say that You will safe. If You are worried about it however do it in stages. Make sure the drives are secure, No Vibration and room around them for cooling. No Movement.
1 Year is not old. However I do remove the power or turn off drives when not in use. FWIW I use Seagate, Western Digital, Maxtor (Now owned by Seagate as of 2006), And Hitachi External Drives.
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:39 PM
I backup from external to external HD from time to time. Never had an issue...
Can't see that you would either.
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