Acronis: Can I Image one ext HDD onto another?

  six-h 19:38 02 Aug 2009

Having replaced my laptop's HDD with a larger one, and clean installed XP, I can now use the old one in a caddy as portable storage.
The old OS is reasonably serviceable and I would like to preserve an image of it on one of my larger ext. drives...just in case!
Can TI Home 2009 do Ext to Ext drive images?

  woodchip 19:42 02 Aug 2009

You should be able to, I did same as you on a Medion Laptop Fitted a bigger Drive and Faster, But I left the OS and everything on the old drive and fitted in caddy so I can just fit it back if things go wrong with the new one. I still Have Images with Acronis.
Belt and Braces

  six-h 21:27 02 Aug 2009

Thanks woodchip,
I want me cake and me Ha'penny as well, lol
Want to use the little HDD as a handy storage disk, but keep the old complete OS, just in case I pass the lappy on one day (If I live that long!) so that it's useable, but I can swap the old 20 GB drive back and gain a 120GB portable!
Just hope it don't confuse Acronis!

  six-h 16:29 05 Aug 2009

Success, I think!
That's the only prob with TI, you don't know its a duff copy until you try restoring from it!!

  Technotiger 16:41 05 Aug 2009

After completing the backup, you should be able to Validate the Backup.

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