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Hard drive to hard drive data transfer

by anand_cnet / August 7, 2008 11:05 PM PDT


I am getting a new workstation at work. I would like to know how I can move the data from my present hard drive to the new hard drive in an easy and efficient way.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

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Define EASY.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 11:09 PM PDT

For me it was all too simple. I restored from my backups.

For others, they don't have a backup or disaster plan and they are not ready.

-> What's your backup and disaster plan today?

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If it's a work system
by Jimmy Greystone / August 8, 2008 3:25 AM PDT

If it's a work system, where are the IT people who should take care of all this for you?

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Tornado for transfers
by RCF_Rose / August 8, 2008 3:54 AM PDT

I use The Tornado, it's neater than sliced bread. I love it!


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And just how neat
by Jimmy Greystone / August 8, 2008 4:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Tornado for transfers

And just how neat IS sliced bread really?

In the words of the late George Carlin, "So this it huh folks? A couplea hundred thousand years. The pyramids, panama canal, the great wall of china... Even a lava lamp... To me is greater than sliced bread. What's so great about sliced bread? You got a knife, you got a loaf of bread, slice the f--king thing!"

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Using the Toronado
by DCEsquer / August 8, 2008 4:05 PM PDT
In reply to: And just how neat

How easy is it. I bought one and I can't figure out what the instructions say to do. All I KNOW it has TWO USB conections and No
Software to install. Do you Drag and Drop? or Copy Paste to another
Computer? And will it work with Itune Songs with same autherization.

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Tansfer any kind of folders or files
by RCF_Rose / August 8, 2008 11:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Using the Toronado

It's very easy. You can drag and drop or copy and paste. Basically you do the same thing as if you were transferring files from one folder or partition to another in Explorer. Only in this cases you have a split screen with two "Explorers", one is This PC and the other is The Other PC. You drag your files from one "Explorer" to the other right on the screen. You can do it on either of the PC but I would recommend you stay on one PC to do it or you sure can get mixed up! LOL

Here is some info and screen shots. Just Google 'The Tornado files transfers' and you will get several hits.


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by DCEsquer / August 9, 2008 7:32 AM PDT

Thanks Rose for your input. I knew that my misspelling of the SUBJECT
DID'NT Bother you like these others that don't give any help at all
bothers them. OH! well.....Musicman

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Tornado, Tornado or Toronado?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 9, 2008 2:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Using the Toronado

I wonder when I see the same user post with variations like this.

However the results of such USB cables varies with the situation. A recent owner bought one at the seller's suggestion only the seller was the usual salesdroid and didn't know these didn't work on dead machines. Said droid thought it would turn the (dead) machine into something like an USB HARD DISK.

In closing, try some of those spell checkers next time.

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Will the Tornado work in these circumstances?
by pacub / August 10, 2008 2:30 AM PDT
In reply to: Tornado for transfers


Thank you for the information about the Tornado. I have an all in one computer (Xperian)which is not 'dead', but the screen no longer operates properly, although it does show various colours.

Do you know whether I could transfer information from the 'poorly' computer using just the screen of the receiving computer.


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