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Old April 12, 2010, 04:38 PM
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Question Cloning a Drive help

Hey guys, my space on my current hdd is running low. I was thinking of upgrading it to a Western Digital 640G Black. My current one is a 320G drive. Im not sure of the brand but i know for sure it isnt western digital.

My question to you guys is how would i be able to clone my current one and bring it over to a new one? That way i dont gotta re-install windows.

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Old April 12, 2010, 04:59 PM
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Use Western Digital's data lifeguard software. It is very easy.
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Old April 12, 2010, 05:36 PM
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Acronis true image is also perty good, just used it myself to close an ssd and a few other hdd's, but you need to full version to do it(the trial wont)
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Old April 12, 2010, 06:35 PM
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I second both statements....
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Old April 12, 2010, 07:08 PM
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WD and Seagate cloning software is based off of Acronis. Think of em as cut down versions of Acronis TI. IF all you need is to clone drive A to B....why spend money for features you wont need?

With that being said Acronis TI is money well spent. Will save your bacon IF you get a nasty virus, a drive dies, etc etc as you can setup incremental backups...and be backup and runnning PDQ after a "incident". ;)
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Old April 12, 2010, 07:54 PM
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Yes, just google Acronis Western Digital Edition and there there should be a free version that will clone your drives. Because the main operating drive is the source drive, it will need to restart first so it can load with full control of the HDD.
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Old April 13, 2010, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by b1lk1 View Post
Use Western Digital's data lifeguard software. It is very easy.

Thats the one I was thinking of. Thanks B1lk1.


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