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What software would be best for this? I have a ton of icons on my rocketdock and would like to not have to redo all of those. I also have Origin and Steam installed on this separate from the OS hard drive that I would like to move to the new drive, and I'm wondering if I have to do anything with the registry.
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google it there are thing for this
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You have a Seagate HDD in your system, you can use this to clone the HDD: http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/discwizard/#
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google it there are thing for this
Why not contribute something helpful and constructive? mad.gif
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google it there are thing for this

I could, but I just trust the community here more than anywhere else.

Also, I've forgotten to update my rig. I have now and I'll be moving my games drive from a WD Green (ugh) 500gb to a new Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. The seagate barracuda is no more.
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In that case you can use this: http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119
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says that's for moving to a new wd drive. I'll be moving to a new samsung drive.
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says that's for moving to a new wd drive. I'll be moving to a new samsung drive.

Doesn't matter, as long as there is a WD drive in the system you can use the software as you please.
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Doesn't matter, as long as there is a WD drive in the system you can use the software as you please.

oh ok. Thanks! This is why I just ask here and not google.

huh...how do you rep?
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I prefer to just use EaseUS Todo Backup to clone between hard drives. It seems to work well enough, and it's manufacturer agnostic.

http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

Apparently it supports SSD alignment, but you don't need that. Since drive letters will stay the same, I think all you need to do is clone, shutdown, disconnect your old drive (or flip your boot order around), then boot up. thumb.gif
     
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