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HDD cloning using Apricorn EZ-Upgrade kit, usb 2.0 issue?

by kmueller44 / January 9, 2007 10:50 PM PST

I'm upgrading the hard drive in my laptop and decided the easiest way would be to use the Apricorn EZ-Upgrade kit. Unfortunatly after I hooked everything up, powered on the usb enclosure with the new hard drive in it, my laptop didn't recognize it.

Laptop specs:
HP zd8060us
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Intel 3.2GHz P4 w/HT
4 USB 2.0 ports

I know my laptop supports USB 2.0 and as far as I know it's updated and working. (according to intel's usb checker, and

I also updated my BIOS thru the HP website.

Is there something I'm missing?

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The usual mistake is forgetting to partition and format.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2007 11:00 PM PST

New hard disks will not show up until they are prepared.


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by kmueller44 / January 9, 2007 11:07 PM PST

So put the new hard drive in the laptop and format it?

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Take a minute to read their install notes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2007 11:40 PM PST
In reply to: Prepared?

A blank hard disk is not supposed to show up. This is proper. But you could upset the upgrade process is you format it. If this is the system I've used before you set it up, use their software to clone your laptop hard disk then NEVER reboot the system until you've swapped the drives.

I can't count how many times people upset this procedure by doing it their own way.


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a little confused...
by kmueller44 / January 9, 2007 11:53 PM PST

The software that comes with the upgrade kit is "bootable". So I boot up the software and when I try to clone the HD it indicates that it needs a second drive to use the cloning software. So it's not recognizing something.

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Then that's the issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 10, 2007 2:15 AM PST
In reply to: a little confused...

Not all systems can use that method of cloning. Pack and return it. Sorry for the typo in my prior reply.


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