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post #1 of 8
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Ok so i finally need a new HDD I only have 2GB left.

So i was going to buy a Seagate Perp drive 250GB 8mb cache

But i don't want to re - install my OS

So if i use it as my secondary drive can i:

1. Copy everything from this HDD to that one and use it as my main one and this one as my OS drive?

2. Take advantage of the speed, or will this one limit the speed to the same as the one this is capable of? Basically will it only run at the speed of my 80GB drive, kinda like bottleneck

Didn't really know how to word the questions.
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post #2 of 8
just get acronis True Image, and clone the olf hd to the new perp. hd. Then after making sure it boots correctly from new hd, erase old one so it becomes 2hd now.

Really easy. Cloning takes no time at all.
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post #3 of 8
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Does it copy XP to the new HD aswell, or does that stay on the 80GB one?

I did really want to just use the 250GB one, but i don't have a copy of XP so i can't really afford to corrupt it

Is it possible to transfer EVERYTHING to the 250GB and remove this one, without actually having to re-install the OS?

Thanks so far, Iced
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post #4 of 8
Yeah, like he said, Acronis can do that. Ghost can as well if you don't mind using a Norton product. The new image will be bootable and behave just like the old one except probably faster.

I'd clone to the new drive and keep the old one as a backup for a few weeks before formatting it just in case.
 
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post #5 of 8
clone the disk. puts all the files in the same place on the new drive (like eque said)
post #6 of 8
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Ahhh kk kool.

Will do that Acronis thing, then take away this 8-gb in a few weeks if everything runs smoothly.

Thanks all.
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post #7 of 8
Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image both will copy all files (including MBR) to the new drive. Save the old one for a little while while you test to make sure that all the programs will run fine.
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post #8 of 8
Iced, how many RPMs is the 80? If it's 7200 RPM, dedicate that drive for your page file instead of removing it.
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