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Postby TidusTheCoolest on Sun May 18, 2003 5:35 am

I'm currently using 10.2 GB 5400 rpm hard drive
and going to upgrade to 80 GB 7200 rpm 8 MB cache Hard Drive .

How am I going to make the exect same copy of my current Hard Drive to my new hard drive ?
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Postby vbl117 on Sun May 18, 2003 5:58 am

Just clone your old partition on the new hard drive . Software like Ghost can perform this task but are not free . You can download for free Disk utilities on hard drives manufacturers websites ( Seagate , Maxtor , Western-Digital , IBM-HITACHI ; i don't know for others manufacturers ) and sometimes they are already contained in a floppy disk bundled with your hard drive .
I have already proceded like this with my new Seagate drive .

These disk utilities fit on a floppy disk and are bootable . After booting your system they give you choices/abilities to perform tasks on your hard drives .
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Postby MonteLDS on Sun May 18, 2003 12:19 pm

on a side note if this was your system drive that you are upgrading, you might want to make sure that your motherboard has updates to support such a large drive.
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Motherboard Supported

Postby TidusTheCoolest on Sun May 18, 2003 12:26 pm

Yes , my motherboard supported the hard drive because I just upgraded my CPU from Pentium 3 866 Mhz to Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz .
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Postby TidusTheCoolest on Mon May 19, 2003 2:28 am

vbl117 wrote: You can download for free Disk utilities on hard drives manufacturers websites ( Seagate , Maxtor , Western-Digital , IBM-HITACHI ;.


Can U give me the url for Maxtor's download ? :-?
I've already went to the website and couldn't find it .
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Postby blakerwry on Mon May 19, 2003 11:25 am

i'd recomend you use ghost instead.. you can get a free trial off the website(you have to give them your email and they'll send you a temporary link).
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Trial Version ?

Postby TidusTheCoolest on Mon May 19, 2003 1:44 pm

Is there any limitation on the trial version (eg, allowed file size) ?
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Re: Motherboard Supported

Postby MonteLDS on Mon May 19, 2003 8:17 pm

TidusTheCoolest wrote:Yes , my motherboard supported the hard drive because I just upgraded my CPU from Pentium 3 866 Mhz to Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz .


so in short you got a new mother board too right :)

sounds like pretty much a new machine.

Anyways their is no limitation on the trial that would effect you. I just think it limits how many ghost u can do
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URL please ...

Postby TidusTheCoolest on Tue May 20, 2003 2:07 am

blakerwry wrote:i'd recomend you use ghost instead.. you can get a free trial off the website(you have to give them your email and they'll send you a temporary link).


Can U give me the url ? :-?
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Postby blakerwry on Fri May 23, 2003 10:10 am

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Postby Alexandrus on Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:47 pm

Tidus, you probably have Norton Ghost bundled with your new mobo, so might want to check ;)
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