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My Thinkpad X60 60GB hard disk is rapidly approaching full capacity after installing a few applications I need for University next semester. I now have under 2GB of storage space remaining and have decided it is time to upgrade.

My question is, is there a way I can somehow transfer the data on my current disc to a new larger disc, which results in me not having to reinstall all my applications and drivers? I've noticed the SATA connectors on my laptops HDD would fit the SATA and SATA power cables my desktop PC uses. Can I just plug the old laptop drive and new laptop drive into my desktop PC, and simply copy one to the other using my desktop?
    
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i dont think you can just copy the files in the HDD like that.
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i dont think you can just copy the files in the HDD like that.
See I was thinking that aswell, but what if I made an image of my disc and wrote that image to the new disc?
    
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Put both disks in a desktop computer (yes you can connect them like that). Copy all your files from one disk to the other, including hidden and system files. I usually use xcopy for this, but do it however you want.

Then use HDHacker to directly copy sector 0 (incorrectly labeled in the software as sector 1) from the old drive to the new one.

Congratulations, you now have a working clone.
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