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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Fernando, Sep 30, 2004.

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  1. Fernando

    Fernando Guest

    I need to copy all my HD for other new HD. As to do that to maintain
    all the information already existent, without needing to install all my
    programs again.
  2. Mike

    Mike Guest

    A neat way is to fdisk and format it from a boot CD as master before
    pluging in the old drive as a slave. After booting from the new one,
    use an OS command to copy everything from the old to the new disk.
    This should move everything except OS files in use.
  3. Rolavine

    Rolavine Guest

    new HD. As to do that to maintainMost hard drive makers have a program for doing this that they provide with
    their retail boxed drives. You can also prob. get it from their websites. You
    rig up the drives master and slave and then run the program from a boot disk in
    a kind of DOS program. The last time I did this I used Data LifeGuard tools
    that came with the drive. This program was very slow for doing 80 gigs of data
    but it didn't miss a bit.

  4. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    I do this a lot, for making *backups*.
    I have used DriveCopy and Ghost; they both work and each has its
    strengths and weaknesses.
    Drive copy is a bit slower and can be made slower yet by selecting for
    full verification at all stages. I like that on occasion to make and
    guarantee a fully valid copy. However, disabling all checks has always
    given a reliable copy. However, NTFS and other non-DOS partitions will
    be marked as hidden, even if one chooses non-hidden, and the tools
    section does not fix that in reality (i use PTEDIT which always works
    for fixing hidden partitions).
    Ghost is faster, and appears to have no options for verification
    passes. It does not make an exact copy; it does some kind of diddling
    (somewhere) with the boot info. Once that is fixed, then the copy is as
    useable as the original.
  5. This is *dangerous* on any version of Win. The short->long file name
    links tend to get hosed. Partition Magic is your friend.
  6. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    The DOS version of Norton Ghost works/worked well in the past. 80 GB worth
    of data transfer is going to be slow no matter how you transfer it. However,
    if the faster access modes are not enabled in the programs, then it will be
    even slower.
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