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coyote454

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    Data transfer between hard drives
    « on: October 29, 2010, 08:59:13 PM »
    I have two hard drives in my desktop (Gateway). I'd like to combine the info on the slave and master hard drives to a new larger hard drive.  Is there a recommended program for the data transfer?

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      Re: Data transfer between hard drives
      « Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 02:56:55 PM »
      Are the drives raided?  What OS are you using?

      If not, I would use Acronis true image to clone your master drive to the new drive.  Then I would use quickmirror to copy the contents of your slave drive to a location in your new drive.  You might have to repair some bad sectors or write a new MBR if the PC won't boot after the cloning.

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        Re: Data transfer between hard drives
        « Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 03:05:25 PM »
        Both HDs are Western Digital, running on Windows XP OS. Not sure what the term "raided" means, but the old HD is a slave and the newer is the master.  The intent was to transfer data from both units to one new, larger unit.

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        Re: Data transfer between hard drives
        « Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 03:06:49 PM »
        Don't worry about the "raid" question - or the OS. Using disk imaging software was a good suggestion.

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          Re: Data transfer between hard drives
          « Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 03:16:36 PM »
          Thanks, I'll give Quickmirror a shot.

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            Re: Data transfer between hard drives
            « Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 03:31:36 PM »
            Yeah, if you're running windows don't worry about the OS question.  If you see only one drive instead of 2 drives in windows that holds your data, worry about the raid question  ;)

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            Re: Data transfer between hard drives
            « Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 04:17:01 PM »
            Thanks, I'll give Quickmirror a shot.

            Macrium Reflect has a Free Edition...
            Also a little known fact almost ALL HDD manuf. Free utilities contain a "cloning" tool...
               
             
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