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Wanting to clone HDD, Newbie - advice req

by ChefHermes / March 7, 2013 7:00 AM PST

My HDD is starting to fail & I'd like to upgrade my drive to a new 1TB one.

Is there an easy way that this can be done & if so, something in real non technical terms?

Have read about Clonezilla and another software (acronis?) how hard is this to do for a novice?

Is there any other advice I should know about?

Many thanks in advance

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(NT) I'd use what the drive maker supplies.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 7, 2013 7:25 AM PST
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No software was supplied
by ChefHermes / March 7, 2013 4:01 PM PST

Thx for the reply. The new drive is a Seagate & it was supplied in an unformatted state with no software.

Just to clarify, the new drive is currently in an external caddy, before hopefully being moved to the PC

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You're right. The software is on the maker's web site.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 8, 2013 12:31 AM PST

I'd use that first. Clonezilla is OK but you may want more.

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Re: cloning
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 7, 2013 4:04 PM PST

Not too difficult to use. I had no difficulty following a tutorial for Clonezilla. But Acronis is easier.


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by ChefHermes / March 7, 2013 5:12 PM PST
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Cheers, thx for the advice

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