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 Post subject: Harddrive Cloning
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:45 am 
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I am trying to replace a laptop harddrive and want to clone the existing (and working) harddrive with a larger one. I have a USB-SATA converter to connect the two, but any recommendations on cloning software? Re-downloading all the software is not my preferred route.

Any tips or software ideas, free or paid?

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 Post subject: Re: Harddrive Cloning
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:05 am 
Willamette
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If you have just a USB-SATA converter and no accompanying software, use Acronis True Image for cloning the drive. My Apricorn cloning kit included EZ-GIG II software for cloning drives, and it is just Apricorn's proprietary version of Acronis True Image and it works very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Harddrive Cloning
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:47 am 
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Acronis is certainly the best paid route and it's cheap, something like $25. If your hdd is a WD go snag a version for free here. Run Speccy to find out. If not, but you still want free then Macrium Reflect is the way to go. Now if you want freeware and opensource, then Clonezilla is your bet. It is outstanding. Just closely follow direction with whatever software you use and you'll be set.


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 Post subject: Re: Harddrive Cloning
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:40 am 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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Have you checked the manufacturer's site to see what they offer? All will have some sort of utilities for this.


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