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Can I get a perfect copy with a Hard Drive Duplicator?

by 2TeckResearch / February 18, 2013 10:05 AM PST
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I've always used Norton Ghost w/no problems
by wpgwpg / February 18, 2013 10:21 AM PST

I've been using Norton Ghost since 2004 for this purpose. I do a system backup to an external hard drive, install the new drive, restore from the external hard drive; and it's always worked for me. This gives you the added protection of an external backup you can use to retrieve any of your files if needed.

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by 2TeckResearch / February 19, 2013 2:44 AM PST

So Ghost backs up every thing, operating system, programs, settings for those programs and all. Bit for bit. And the bios automatically recognizes the new drive?

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This looks good from here but I see it having limited use.
by VAPCMD / February 18, 2013 11:26 AM PST

Once you create a copy ... what else will you use the duplicator for ?

I'd go for a software solution as it has more flexibility in terms of backup/imaging and there's no warranty to expire or duplicator parts to lose.

Must be a fairly new product as it's the first time I've seen it.....and didn't find an reviews on Newegg either.

I use ACRONIS True Image as it will duplicate a drive as well as create images of it as is now or next week or the week after.

VAPCMD

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I've used CLONEZILLA for years to do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 12:46 PM PST

Can't imagine why I'd need this device.

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