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Copying a hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rcarey35, Feb 15, 2002.

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  1. rcarey35

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    Is there any other way to copy a hard drive besides using ghosting software? If there is, how easy is it to do? If there isn't does any software work better than another?
     
  2. Paul Nagel

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    If you purchase a new boxed hard drive from Western Digital or Maxtor, both come with a floppy that has there software that allows you to make exact copies of the old drive. You get to copy the OS and it settings, programs and files in total. You can change the size of partitions on the new hard drive to reflect the increased size of the new drive also. If you dont buy a boxed drive, you can always go to there web site and download the same software free.
     
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    What operating system? MaxtorÂ’s Maxblast works for Win9x/ME but not for any NTFS based system. Generally, any manufacturerÂ’s software works with any HD. If you have Win9x/ME just download MaxBlast or a similar utility. If you have a NTFS based OS you might want to grub around the various HD sites.
     
  4. Paul Nagel

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    Slipe-glad you added the non-NT info about the Maxblast software. I checked Western Digitals Data Lifeguard utility and it also does not work in NT, W2K or XP. They say they will have an update sometime in the future.
     
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