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Harddrive Moving Help

Okay here is the deal. I have 2 hard drives, 1 is a 250 gb and the other is 500 gb. I want to move all the contents of the two drives on to a single 1 tb drive. The drive with 250 gb has the OS and programs installed on it, while the 500 gb just has movies and pictures. I also have a 500 gb external hard drive that is currently being used to store a backup copy of my pics (400 gb are open).

recap: How can I move around 750 gb of files onto a single 1 tb drive?

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Might take a look over in's fairly

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You could probably

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use this program to copy the OS hard drive to the new hard drive and then copy the other hard drive (500GB) in Windows directly to the new one.


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SO basically I should put the TB drive into slot two, take out the 500 gb one, then I should copy the OS / everything from the 320 gb hard drive and copy to the TB drive. Then I can put the TB drive in slot 1 and the 500 gb one in slot 2 and then I can copy the exsisting video/pics to the tb harddrive using windows explorer?

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that would get around you buying a case and using another computer.

Here is one more suggestion. I would keep the OS on a seperate hard drive instead of merging the OS and data files together. Personally, I would leave the OS on the 320 and just install the 1TB and put all the data on there. That way if your OS ever crashes or gets infected, the data on the drive will remain immune. You could copy the OS to the 500gb, but I don't see how any operating system will require this much space. So I would keep the 320 as the OS, perhaps install the 1TB for data such as music, videos, pictures etc, and just make the 500GB an external drive. Just an idea.


Also, make sure that your computer (bios) supports 1TB hard drives. If not, you may want to either update the bios or make the 1TB an external hdd.

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How can i tell if my bios supports tb drives? and if i make it external will it still transfer as fast?

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you could reboot and

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login to BIOS and see what version you have and then search in google for the specs of that BIOS. It won't tell you directly in BIOS whether it's supported - not that I know off anyway. Another way would be to just plug in the 1TB and boot in windows and see if it can read it accurately.

The speed depends on what case you get with what connection type. You'd have to check what the fastest connection on your PC is... probably USB 2.0. It would be faster to have it inside, but if you're just going to use it to move/save data on it, it would still be good to use.


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