Mirror hard Drive

By lopezvic85 ·
I just installed a 300gb hard Drive added it as a secondary drive. My Primary drive is 160gb and it is almost full to the point i cant install new programs that are to large into it? If i mirror the drive into my 300gb and make it my primary and use the 160gb as the secondary will that work? or will i loose the programs I no longer have installation cd's for?

Is there and easier way to do this? Or is this the only way to do this?

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Image / Clone

by Churdoo In reply to Mirror hard Drive

You can "image" or "clone" your 160GB disk to the 300gb disk using any of a number of inexpensive imaging/cloning products like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image just to name a couple. For the sake of semantics, I'll mention that the term mirror implies something completely different. The imaging software will allow you to expand the volume to use the entire 300gb disk during the imaging operation. Then yes, once you're comfortable that the image was successful, you can install the 160gb disk as secondary and reformat it for use as additional storage.

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Or you can use the Trial version of Acronis True Image

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Mirror hard Drive

It is available for download here


Fit the second HDD install the application and then using the software clone the 160 GIG Drive to the 300 GIG drive when you run the application it will tell you it needs to reboot he computer and run the utility in what you see as a DOS environment while you setup this utility tell the system to use all of the available space on the Cloned HDD and this will give you room to move after you have switched the drives over.

When it finishes shut down remove the 160 GIG Drive and boot the system. After you are sure that everything is right you can wipe the 160 GIG HDD and then use it as a Slave Drive.


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