Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Clone everything from current drive to new one?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Clone everything from current drive to new one?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
So i am getting a 1TB 7200.12 and am considering just transferring everything on this drive to the new drive. Would a cloning software do that? And i have GFI home backup, which allows me to make a copy of everything (windows settings, registry values, all files folders) can i just make a copy of everything, put it on my external, install the new HDD as the #2 drive, copy everything off the external to the #2, then unplug #1, put in my Windows CD, hit repair (to update the MBR) and be good to go??

EDIT: The program says an image of my OS can not be made, so should i use another program?
Edited by coltsrock - 6/9/10 at 7:53pm
Forever Young
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
  hide details  
Reply
Forever Young
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
You have a WD drive.....download Acronis True Image (free from WD site).

Use it to backup your OS (while it's running)....

Then, use it to restore to your new drive (larger partition if you like)....


Reboot....

That's it.
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by JVene View Post
You have a WD drive.....download Acronis True Image (free from WD site).

Use it to backup your OS (while it's running)....

Then, use it to restore to your new drive (larger partition if you like)....


Reboot....

That's it.
Im such a noob when it comes to hard drives

+rep

EDIT: I have a Ubuntu Partition as well, would that use GParted??
Edited by coltsrock - 6/9/10 at 8:02pm
Forever Young
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
  hide details  
Reply
Forever Young
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
figured it out, gotta wait till the drive gets here
Edited by coltsrock - 6/9/10 at 9:42pm
Forever Young
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
  hide details  
Reply
Forever Young
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Clone everything from current drive to new one?