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    Help copying the complete contents of my current hard drive to new drive

    I have the Medion Akoya Mini and purcheased a new drive for it (320gb from novatech). Can anyone help with direction to software that is good a copying the contents of current drive to new one. I have a sata connection from the internals of my Westend Digital Passport. I can connect that to USB. Its the software (free if possible) and confirmation that i can achieve my aim by using the usb port.

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    acronis true image or norton ghost

    Acronis is pretty exellent, and has a free trial. A totally free program is clonezilla, it's a bit scary but actually quite easy to use too.

    norton ghost 8 is freeware and should be able to do that but it needs to be done via DOS.

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    I am using windows 7 and am currently backing up my hard drive including making an image of it. If i then install windows 7 on to new drive and restore image onto new drive will this work?:oops:

    if your using linux its easy and free to do just using one very simple command:

    dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb

    where sda is your existing hdd & sdb is the new one, just connect it via a usb caddy or craddle. I did the same to my aspire one.

    if ur not running linux download tinycore linux (its only 10mb) and boot from a flash disk and do commands above. Do fdisk -l first to check which drive is which!

    nb. it'll take a while so leave it running over night!

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    dregan;4855478

    Acronis is pretty exellent, and has a free trial. A totally free program … Acronis is pretty exellent, and has a free trial. A totally free program is clonezilla, it's a bit scary but actually quite easy to use too.



    Many thanks. Used Acronis, wow it is very easy to use. highly recommend although pricey for full licence.

    pedster;4860486

    Many thanks. Used Acronis, wow it is very easy to use. highly recommend … Many thanks. Used Acronis, wow it is very easy to use. highly recommend although pricey for full licence.



    You're welcome :whistling:
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