Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

SATA HDD Cloning.

by Mailman / July 15, 2005 11:34 PM PDT

I'm getting a Dell XPS Gen5 pretty soon. It will have a 160GB SATA HDD. I plan to use my current IDE HDD on the CD ROM channel to copy files and stuff from that drive to my new SATA HDD, by way of Windows (XP Pro) Explorer. Once this is done, I'm wondering if I can use this same hook-up, along with Norton Ghost, to clone the SATA drive to the IDE drive, and restore back if necessary? (This is my prefered back-up method.) Do any of you guys know if this is possible?

Thanks,

~Dave

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: SATA HDD Cloning.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: SATA HDD Cloning.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Cloning?
by Marcel Bakker / July 16, 2005 12:04 AM PDT
In reply to: SATA HDD Cloning.

Why would you want to clone, usually the machines are different hardware wise, and therfore the windows setup will not run properly, or you might need to reinstall. I would copy the important data to an external drive (Maxtor one touch), re-install the programs on the new computer, and copy the data back from the maxtor to the new drive. Cloning a windows XP setup will only work on Identical machines. BTW when you re-install all, you'll be rid of all the old software issues within the windows setup on the old machine...

Collapse -
Thanks...
by Mailman / July 16, 2005 12:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Cloning?

Yeah, I would not be cloning from my current drive to the new one initially. I would just copy files as you say.

But after that, I would like to clone the new SATA drive onto the IDE drive as my back-up. Then IF the SATA drive got messed up, I'd restore the clone from the IDE drive back to the SATA drive.

~Dave

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?