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How do I clone a hard drive?

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Hello, OCN, I just purchased a new 500GB Hard disk drive because my two year old 1 Tb drive has been basically destroyed due to several full restores occuring in it. I would like to know, how do I clone my old hard disk drive and put the information on my new one?

I do realize that both must be connected via SATA, and the old hard drive must be the boot device prior to the beginning of the cloning process, but I am still uncertain of whether or not the hard drive needs an enclosure to have information written onto it; Plus, I am uncertain on how to do this…
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Hiren's BootCD 10.6 is what I always use. It has Norton Ghost on it and will do a local disk to disk clone. I can post a link if you'd like.
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Hiren's BootCD 10.6 is what I always use. It has Norton Ghost on it and will do a local disk to disk clone. I can post a link if you'd like.

Please do.
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Please do.

Here you go. Scroll to the bottom and download the zip, you can either burn it to disk or write it to a flash drive. When it starts up go to DOS Programs > 2. Backup Tools (I think that's what it is) > Norton Ghost > Norton Ghost (Normal). Then click through everything on the default settings and it should work. Those might not be the exact wording but they should be very close.
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