USB HDD: How do duplicate it?

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Bonecrusher123

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hey guys, i've got a 1TB external HDD here that i want to duplicate. i'll be moving over all the data from the old USB external 1TB HDD to a new USB external 1TB HDD. the new HDD is empty.

what program is best to duplicate it with? i've been using 'syncback', but i want something that'll verify that all files were copied over. i'll be moving over 900GB so it needs to be able to verify that files were copied over completely.

i want the new external HDD to have all the files the old one has.

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TheShooter93

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Why do you have to use a program?

Just connect both harddrives and transfer the data over.
 

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Perhaps the previous poster means the same as what I suggest: Put the new XHDD into "My computer;" then use "Windows Explorer" to move the content of the present XHDD to the new one. It will take a long, long time to accomplish the task of putting the data on the new XHDD!! However, the transfer is completely within your own system and little chance, I believe, that some file(s) will not transfer.

Perhaps after you have the info on the new XHDD, you would be able to compare the content of the two XHDDs with a third party program. I have no idea if one exists. Perhaps starting a new Thread asking that question would bring a positive result.

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Bonecrusher123

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yah, i know i can just copy them over.

i was looking for a program that would do a better job. something that could verify the directory was copied over fully.
 

Bonecrusher123

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surely there's something out there that can do this? something that can verify that files were copied over completely?
 
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Well, in your case, backup and clone both are your choice.
You can try some backup tool of partition management program. I think backup is better and you can verify the image files.
 

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"B---123": Have you gone to your other Thread? I posted answer to you question, with links!!
 
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Clone is similar with disk copy.It will copy a whole disk to another to get the duplicate, usually it is used in the condition that you need to work with the data immediately, after the clone you can replace the original disk with the destination disk directly. For example, if you want to replace your hard disk with a larger one, you could use the clone tool to copy all your data including the operating system, so you don’t have to reinstall the system and some other software anymore.

And the Backup function is to create a duplicate of your partition or disk. You can use the backup image files to restore your data from a breakdown, such as misoperation, hardware fault or natural disasters. And you can create multiple backup images for your data in different states.
 
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A clone is functional copy of a hard drive or partition to another hard drive or partition.

A backup image is a "snap shot" of a hard drive or partition, usually compressed, which can be used to recover the imaged hard drive or partition to a functional state on another hard drive.

To do either requires a 3rd party software program. There are many available, some paid and some free.
 
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