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Let me explain my situation.

I have an eee pc which as a a slow as hell 16gb ssd. I decided to buy a faster 32gb for better performance and more space. I really like my xp install and it took me hours to get it this way so I was wondering.. If I make an image of my 16gb sdd and clone it to the new 32gb ssd will it only partition 16gb of the 32gbs? If so is their anyway to enlarge it to utilize all 32gbs of the ssd? The partition is NTFS if that makes a difference.

I will be using Acronis True Image Home. Any help is appreciated.
    
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I know acronis enterprise has a cloning option, not sure about acronis true image home does. If it has a cloning option just hook both drives up, choose clone from one drive to another, tell it to do proportional and it will clone all your data over with the expanded space being available on the same partition.
    
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Acronis True Image Home has a cloning option, but the eeepc only has one mini pci-e slot. So I guess I can't hook them both up
    
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I haven't used acronis before. But does it have the option to create an image file? That way you can create and image file on a thumbdrive. Swap out the hard drive, then load that image from your thumbdrive to your new HD.

I am able to do that with Norton Ghost but i have never used acronis before so i am just throwing out an idea.
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yea, you can do that with acronis but I'm wondering if it will only partition half of the drive because I will be making an image of a drive that is half the size of the desination drive.
    
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You could just hook the two drives to a desktop and clone it that way couldn't you? Thats how we usually do stuff at work when a customer has a dieing hard drive or we need to back up data. We just hook up the new/backup drive to a computer and the customers hard drive on the same ide cable boot off a cd, launch acronis and clone that way.
    
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