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I have a laptop with a 300GB HDD. I would like to create an image of the OS and put that image on a new, faster, 150GB HDD.
Is there an easy way to do this?

I do not have a portable HDD that can store the image.

Is there a way to copy the image directly from laptop to my desktop via Ethernet or usb?

How would I then install the image residing on my desktop onto the laptop HDD?
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Is the new drive really a HDD? I am not aware of any high-performance 150 GB laptop Hard Drives. If you're looking at some 146GB 10K or 15K 2.5" option, make absolutely sure it's SATA - because all of the models I'm familiar with are SAS and won't run in a Laptop. And if they did hook up, they're quickly overheat.

You can do what you're asking with Clonezilla installed on a USB flash drive boot disk. Then, you get your "new" hard drive and stick it in an external 2.5" USB enclosure. Copy the partitions from the internal drive to the "external" drive enclosure, then swap the disks around.

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Is the new drive really a HDD? I am not aware of any high-performance 150 GB laptop Hard Drives. If you're looking at some 146GB 10K or 15K 2.5" option, make absolutely sure it's SATA - because all of the models I'm familiar with are SAS and won't run in a Laptop. And if they did hook up, they're quickly overheat.

You can do what you're asking with Clonezilla installed on a USB flash drive boot disk. Then, you get your "new" hard drive and stick it in an external 2.5" USB enclosure. Copy the partitions from the internal drive to the "external" drive enclosure, then swap the disks around.

Greg

It's not my laptop. A friend's laptop, her 5400rpm drive is having issues so I purchased a newer 7200rpm. Both Sata, of course.
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Clonezilla + external enclosure it is then.

Greg
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nevermind: too late to respond
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Hi,

Check this article to clone your hard drive ;

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-clone-your-hard-drive/
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