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Quick drive cloning question

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Hi guys,

I have an old desktop with 2 hard drives, a 30 GB and 80 GB. The 30 GB is the OS drive, and has been running since about ~2000. The 80 has a bunch of files that I don't really need, and is dated to about 2004. Both are IDE. The 30 gig drive is really noisy and I want to disconnect it, but I no longer have the recovery disk for the PC. Can I just clone the 30 drive onto the 80 the same way as I would with an SATA drive? If so, is there free software that you recommend that would accomplish this, or should I spring for Acronis?

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I don't know how it works with IDE, but DriveImage XML is a good free disk imaging program. I use it for my image backups but they're on SATA.
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