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Copying large amount of data to new USB drive

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  1. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    I bought a new toshiba portable drive from Best Buy this week. I would like to copy data from
    my older maxtor USB data drive to the new USB drive. There is about 80+ Gig of date that I
    want to copy to the new drive. I am using windows XP and I know the XP copy give
    to many errors when I copy large amount of data.
    So is there any public domain software that is best to copy my data without error. Is it best to copy
    my date directly from one USB drive to the new USB drive or should it be copied to a computer internal
    drive first then copied to my new USB drive? What is the best way to do this?
    Thank you,
     
  2. etaf

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    what errors are you getting ?
     
  3. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Well you could use cmd line utilities like xcopy, robocopy or richcopy.
    As far as 3rd party I would look at using TeraCopy or XXcopy.
     
  4. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    Is it best to copy to a computer drive form the USB drive then copy to the new USB drive
    or can I connnect both USB drives to the computer and copy directly to the new USB drive.
    So which software program would be good to use?
    Thank you,
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    It doesn't matter. Just copy the files. If you're getting errors, there's a problem. Using a 3rd party utility isn't going to resolve that.
     
  6. muckmail

    muckmail Thread Starter

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    So is the errors in the drive? I know with XP copy if the file name is too long it will not copy.
    I have used synback to make backup copies to a second drive install in a computer. I might
    use it?
     
  7. DoubleHelix

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    We keep asking you what the errors are. It would help if you could just tell us.
     
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