What is the best way to upgrade Hard Drive?

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  1. fishtk75

    fishtk75 Registered Member

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    I have ATI 10 bulid 4942. and XP system
    What is the best way as clone my old HD to new bigger HD?
    There was I saw asATI boot cd way clone or clone normal way with software.
    Also is there a list as to clone what to set the new HD to as master or slave?
    And anything to know I did not think of.

    John
     
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    I prefer to clone using the bootable cd - safer that way. You can set the new drive either as Master (but then it will have to be on the Secondary IDE channel) or Slave.
    One thing to remember is when the Clone process is done, disconnect the original drive before trying to boot the new drive for the first time. After you get a successful first boot of the new drive you can reconnect the old drive.
     
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    Check the relevant links in Useful Forum Threads link below.
     
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    DwnNdrty,
    Did you partition the hard drive or you do not have to?
     
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    Groverh,
    I see alot to pick from sorry to ask but which one on the link to pick best deal with my hard drive problem? I read some but did not see some almost but stop short as to what DwnNdrty said to setup the hard drive which helped alot and I made the boot cd and it works.
    Also as to do I or not have to partition the new hard drive as I read some did?
     
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    Have you used your Disk Management option to see if you have any hidden partitions, etc?

    Do you have any recent backup archives of your entire drive including all partitions?

    I am not a fan of cloning and do not use it. I prefer the full disk imaging restore option--as illustrated in my guides.

    If you use that procedure, you remove the old drive and attach the new drive (jumpered the same) in the ribbon cable position as the old. No pre-partitioning or formatting necessary.
     
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    I am sorry to ask I am new to some of the software TI 10 areas and to the this forum.
    Disk Management option is in TI 10. I do not see it as to hidden partitions option.
    I did a full backup with TI 10.
    Full disk imaging is linked to which guides? is it this link?

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/supportfiles/gh-acronis-recovery1.pdf

    Also yes as you said last that is what I want to do put in new remove old.
     
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    Disk Management is an XP feature. Right Click "MyComputer" and choose the "Manage" option. Then select the option "Disk Management". This is illustrated by Image DM1 of the pdf guide you mentioned.

    As I indicated above, my preference is to restore an archive but others prefer to cloning to achieve a new drive. For the most part, it is a matter of personal choice. No pre-partitioning or formatting necessary.

    The two pdf guides (links below) are intertwined. The recovery pdf is written based on specific steps being performed as illustrated in the backup creation pdf. Recovery images R5 & R6 specifically relate to backup images B3A, B4 & B6.

    1. Where are you storing your backup archives?

    2. If your backup has already been made, was it the "full disk" type where the disk option is ticked as illustrated by Image B4 in my backup creation guide?

    3. Does Disk Management show more than one (system Drive C) partition
    ?.

    After we know the answers to these questions, perhaps we can offer some specific suggestions.
     
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    GroverH,
    You said two pdf guides links? I wish I see what you see I am sorry.
    If you pasted the links they did not show up on reply.

    I do not see recovery pdf.
    Please point out links below for me to go straight to is guides.

    useful forum threads
    beginner guide for trueimage home
    mudcrab create boot usb hard disk
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    repair

    Disk management said c: parition, type basic, ntfs,18.64gb, free 7.29gb, 39% free, Fault tolearance no, over head 0%.

    Storing backup on a USB external dive.
     
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    You do not have to .... use the "Add Hard Disk" feature from the boot CD or from the installed software.
     
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    fishtk75,
    Click the single guides link below. That will take you to the original forum discussion listing both the creation guide and the recovery guide plus many more links.
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    Ok that work thank you I have to get time to read this.
     
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    Ok thank you too less to think about.
     
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