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How to copy hard drive 1-to-1?

by dc_2000 / October 16, 2012 1:22 PM PDT

I'm trying to back-up our office DVR system that came with some very expensive software (and the warranty on it has already expired.)

So I bought identical hard drives (to the ones installed -- 3 total) so now I need to make one-to-one copies from the originals. My idea was to hook each drive pair (original and backup drives) to my other Windows 7 desktop and do the copy, but what software shall I use?

(Again, all I need is just a 1-to-1 copy because the source and destination drives are identical.)

Thanks in advance!

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Bit copies? I would not use Windows.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 16, 2012 2:42 PM PDT

I'd look at CLONEZILLA. Here's a word about sector by sector copies.

"For unsupported file system, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd in Clonezilla."

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Look into...
by Willy / October 17, 2012 12:20 AM PDT
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clone partition
by mdreamm / October 25, 2012 6:33 PM PDT

minitool partition wizard, free. clone partition. Happy

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