Help please, Disk Imaging\cloning?

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Kyle1420, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    Hello, I purchased a new HDD...

    HDD1: 500gb, win7 64
    HDD2: 1tb, nothing

    What Id like to do, is move EVERYTHING from HDD1 onto HDD2, Id then like to install linux on HDD1. What im wondering is, if I "CLONE" HDD1, can i "paste" that onto HDD2, and still use everything like i previously did? Security programs, games etc. I really would prefer not having to install everything over again.
     
  2. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

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    You shouldn't have any problems doing this using one of the many drive cloning applications available.The good thing is that by copying the data to the new drive,you can test it out before you delete the original data,just to be sure.

    Personally I like Easeus Todo Backup,which is easy to use and for me has been very effective:

    http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

    Other options you might look at are:

    http://www.minitool-drivecopy.com/drivecopy.html
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
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