Can A Laptop Hard Drive Clone Be Done?

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by ginky4, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. ginky4

    ginky4 Registered Member

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    Is it possible to clone an EIDE laptop hard drive through usb? I have the new larger laptop hard drive hooked by adapter cables to my usb port. Acronis won't recognize the hard drive connected by usb. It doesn't show up in My Computer or in Disk Management either. Is there anyway to do this?
     
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    DwnNdrty Registered Member

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    I don't think Windows will recognize the new drive unless it is formatted. But the way I would approach the Clone process is what is known as a Reverse Clone.

    Put the original drive in the external enclosure and the new one in the laptop. Then with the bootable True Image Rescue cd, boot up and use the Clone feature. See if this works.
     
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    ginky4 Registered Member

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    I decided to just do a clean format and reload. I would be interested to know if anybody has tried the reverse clone.
     
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    This will work when the external drive is connected by FireWire. Last week I cloned a laptop drive in this way. I used a Sweex pcmcia firewire card in the laptop and an external enclosure with an Oxford firewire chipset.
     
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