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 Post subject: Transferring data to new hard drive
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:01 am 
Thoroughbred
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I have a Seagate 1.5TB hard drive and I want to transfer it to my new 2TB Samsung hard drive


I have Windows 7 64-bit professional, Intel i7 920, EVGA X58 SLI motherboard, 6GB RAM

How do I go about doing this? I don't want to put in a hard drive, install windows on it and manually transfer files. I want to copy the existing hard drive exactly. Does anyone know what program I need and what steps I should take?


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 Post subject: Re: Transferring data to new hard drive
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:32 am 
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Yup, just use Seagates software to do it. They use a version of Acronis that works real well. Just go to the Seagate site, download it, install it....add drive and transfer over to it and it will be bootable when you are done. Unplug the old drive and away you go with a brand new spiffy drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Transferring data to new hard drive
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:55 am 
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Windows has something called robocopy, but for cloning a drive exactly (if this is your intention), I'm not sure if it does the job.


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 Post subject: Re: Transferring data to new hard drive
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:50 am 
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Is your OS on the 1.5TB? If not, and all you want it to transfer your data...just Robocopy as LatiosXT suggests or my favorite, Teracopy. Another option is to sync the folders and files you want using freebies such as SyncToy, SyncBack or Cobian. If you want a image of all your OS files, then use Macrium or Acronis.


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