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    Question Hard Drive Upgrade Problems

    Hi
    i just got a new 500gb sata HDD from here and have put it in my pc (see signature) but i want to keep my 80gb as a slave(dual boot) but i install a lot of BIG stuff and it wont fit on 80gb as primary win drive so i need a way to clone the contents completely to my 500gb so it is primary boot drive so i can install more stuff. i tried with a tool on hirens bootcd 9.3 and it took like 2 hours to copy and then windows was corrupt so im currently using the 80gb as master and the 500gb as slave. does anyone have any ideas on how i could clone the contents from 80gb to 500gb without corrupting windows?
    any ideas appreciated,
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    Default Re: Hard Drive Upgrade Problems

    Try this
    Seagate DiscWizard
    Most hard drive manufacturer's usually have their own software to help format and transfer files from exisiting hard drive to new one's.

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    Smile Re: Hard Drive Upgrade Problems

    Quote Originally Posted by EviLClouD View Post
    Try this
    Seagate DiscWizard
    Most hard drive manufacturer's usually have their own software to help format and transfer files from exisiting hard drive to new one's.
    Thanks i will try it now, seems so obvious, i guess i didnt bother looking because usually manufacturers dont hav there own tools.
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    Default Re: Hard Drive Upgrade Problems

    Well actually they do, you didnt look

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    Default Re: Hard Drive Upgrade Problems

    I used that product a couple of weeks back and it worked well.
    I had to use bcedit to fix my boot loader for vista, and it all worked.

    Very handy tool, and I am about to go completely seagate as my WDC 500 gig drive just carked it and the warranty was 1 yr (now 3), but seagates has been 5 yrs for hard drives for a long time (apparently).
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