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I want to manually transfer files from my old failing SATA drive to my new one. Can I do that or do I have to use a transfer program?
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whats the condition of the failing HDD?
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Originally Posted by slytown View Post
I want to manually transfer files from my old failing SATA drive to my new one. Can I do that or do I have to use a transfer program?

Are both drives WD drives?
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No HD4850's yet?
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No HD4850's yet?
Fedex is being lame
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If there both installed you can always use the "send to" option.
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post #7 of 9
or just do CTRL + A in one HDD and then CTRL + V into the other! Unless it says that "this file cannot be copied". Then you'll have to use the "Western Digital - Data Lifeguard tools™"

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Fedex is being lame
LOL what else is new.
Edited by Gexx - 6/23/08 at 10:52pm
post #8 of 9
use transfer program to do so,
I Prefer tera copy ,reduces the copy time to half,jus google it,its free too.
post #9 of 9
If both drives are WD drives, you can use the windows based utility downloaded from www.wdc.com. Then just install the second SATA drive with the original set as boot drive. Then run the WD utility from within windows, select to copy the primary drive to the new drive. Then the instructions will tell you to power down, remove the original drive and set the new drive as the boot device. Then boot the computer. If all goes well, everything should have been copied from the original drive to the new drive, including the MBR.
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