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NT Server Hard Drive Upgrade

By glennw ·
With C: Drive being NTFS and having the operating system on it.What is the recommended way to upgrade to a larger drive?

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to NT Server Hard Drive Upgr ...

If possible, try and install the new drive as it's own drive letter (or multiple drive letters as per your preference).

I usually try to keep the OS on a small-size drive or partition and all the file directories in their own partitions. This helps preserve data if the OS suffers some unfixable crash or corruption.

Hope that helps,

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by glennw In reply to NT Server Hard Drive Upgr ...

I was more concern on coping over the original drive data

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by lancean In reply to NT Server Hard Drive Upgr ...

Use drive-imaging software such as Ghost (using the "drive to drive" option) or PowerQuest's DriveCopy. These make the task very simple. You plug the new drive into a vacant drive connector, and boot to the utilitie's floppy. They give you the option of preserving the original partition sizes, or copying to a large partition. When the copy is done, remove the old disk and plug the new disk into that connector. Reboot and you should be up and running.

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