drive copy

  Chris1986 00:15 10 May 2005
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what program is best used for copy all the data (including programmes and windows) from 1 hard drive to another, i currently have a 100Gb Western Digital and i'm getting a 250Gb Maxtor, is it possible to copy the data with no problems.

many Thanks

Chris

  Pooke100 00:18 10 May 2005
  Pooke100 00:22 10 May 2005

In answer to the other part of the question, YES. Everything will be moved to the new disk. If you use Acronis choose the clone option.

  DieSse 00:22 10 May 2005

IMHO the best is Acronis True Image - this will clone your drive and make it bootable - so you can simply do the copy, swap your drives - and away you go.

It's also great for backups - you can image your drive into a compressed backup on your second drive, that can be restored with the boot CD it creates.

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You will also find that most drive manufacturers offer you a free download of a drive copy and install routine - but whilst free and does the job, it's no use for the future as a rael backup program.

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