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HOW TO COPY 1 HARD DRIVE TO ANOTHER

By CLIFFL ·
What is the best way to copy the contents of one hard drive to another ?.
Using win2000 and NTFS file system.
Used to use hecky in win 98.
Regards Cliff.

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by CptOmlly In reply to HOW TO COPY 1 HARD DRIVE ...

How about just hooking up the hard drive as a slave, or master on the secondary IDE channel if available. Then just copy the contents of the origianl hard drive to the new one using Explorer?

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by Gary_W In reply to HOW TO COPY 1 HARD DRIVE ...

Yes just make sure in explorer's options you have "show all files" selected.

Gary

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by CptOmlly In reply to HOW TO COPY 1 HARD DRIVE ...

OK Cliff... You don't like that answer, which is fine. How about some details on what you are trying to do, so that we might better assist you?

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by pierrejamme In reply to HOW TO COPY 1 HARD DRIVE ...

Drive Copy from Powerquest (Now symantec) will do this. Or if you are still shopping for a hd, I just did an identical task. I purchased a Maxtor ATA133 card and a Maxtor 160GB hard drive for my W2k NTFS computer. It came with similar software to the Drive Copy called MaxBlast. Hooked up my new drive as a slave and inserted the CDROM, it discovered the new hard drive and made an exact copy of the 18GB C: drive (SCSI), very slick. Remove the old SCSI drive and set the jumper to make the Maxtor the Cable select Master and voila.

Hard drive technology has come a long way recently.

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