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Replace Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by awoodman, Mar 30, 2006.

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  1. awoodman

    awoodman Thread Starter

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    I would like to replace my old 40 gb hard drive(Windows XP NTFS SATA) with a larger 250gb drive. What is the best program that will allow me to completely copy the old drive to the new one,and then have the old drive available for use as storage for pictures,back up files ,etc.?
     
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    you may want to use the 250GB as the data disc and leave the 40GB harddrive just for programs.
    You could also put the swap file onto the 250GB drive.
     
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    whatever brand the 250 gig is there is a utility from the manufacturer that will make an exact copy of your current primary HD and enable your new HD it to be your primary.
     
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    You may also want to check if the manufacturer of the new drive includes that capability as part of the setup software that comes with the drive. Then check out on-line if people have problems with the software.

    EDIT: Yep, like Tapeuup said.
     
  6. awoodman

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    Thanks guys. I checked the Western Digital site and they have a utility I can download to do a drive to drive copy, ( My drive was an OEM, and didnt include anything but thebare drive)
     
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