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Can a old 3gbs 1.5 terrabyte western digital hdd be cloned to a new 6gbs ssd


not sure exactly what you are referring to
there are ways of cloning an entire disk to another disk or copy the contents of a hard drive to another hard drive

How to Copy Contents of One Hard Drive to Another


There can be several reasons for needing to copy data from one hard drive to another; for instance, if you are migrating data to a new computer or hard drive or if you just want to make sure you have a working backup.


The simplest method is to just drag and drop the contents from one hard drive to the other. But this method will not work well for copying complicated things like operating systems.


To do that, you need to use a hard-drive cloning program.

The cloning program will copy your old hard, in its entirety, to your new hard drive.



Connect both drives to your computer.

This can be done by installing them both inside the tower or by connecting them via USB external enclosures.


Open your operating system's file explorer utility. Select the hard drive you wish to copy. Highlight all of the contents of the hard drive.


Drag and drop the highlighted files to your back up hard drive.


Allow the files to copy over to the new drive. Depending on the amount of data you are copying, the process could take a couple of hours.


Clone the Hard Drive


Download and install one of the many programs that will allow you to clone a hard drive. Cloning a drive makes an exact copy of the drive on your new drive.


It's the only way to accurately back up operating systems, as none of the data is rearranged at all during the cloning process.


Connect both drives to your computer, either by installing them or connecting them via USB external enclosures.


Open your cloning program. Select the "Clone Disk" function.

Choose the drive you wish to clone and the destination drive for the data and start the program.


Do not do anything else on your computer while the drive is being cloned, as it will change the data on the drive and disrupt the process.


Cloning a drive can take a few hours.

Once it is done, you will have an identical copy of the old drive on your new drive.


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How to Copy My Operating System to a New Hard Drive


Install the new hard drive into the computer.

Power down the computer completely.


Remove the power cords, the monitor and any peripheral devices.

Unscrew, pop off or slide off the computer case.


Touch the computer chassis

Connect the appropriate cables to the back of the hard drive.


SATA drives take a SATA power cable; IDE (ATA) drives take a power cable and ribbon cable.

If you are unsure of what type of drive you have, consult your manual.


Slide the new drive into an available drive bay, then screw the drive into place.

Make sure all of the cables are secure, then put the case back on the computer.


Connect the power cords, the monitor, and any necessary peripherals.

Power on the computer.


Format and configure the drive as per detailed in the drive's manual.

This process will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.


Boot to the main drive (the drive with the OS on it).

Download and install a disk cloning software


http://www.downloadcollection.com/lazesoft_disk_image___clone_home.htm


http://download.cnet.com/miniaide-fat32-formatter/3000-2094_4-75701815.html

both freeware


Select your "Source" drive, as well as any partitions.

Your source drive is the drive containing the OS you want to copy.


Check the hard drive data located to verify that you are selecting the appropriate drive.

Select the "Destination" drive, as well as any partitions.


Your destination drive is where your source drive's files will be copied to.

Click "Next." Confirm that your selections are correct. Click "Next" again.


Review the task summary.

If everything is correct, click "Run Now."


Allow the disk cloning software to perform the cloning process.

Do not turn off the computer during this process.


When the cloning process has completed, right-click "Start," then click "Explorer."

Click the destination drive and make sure all of the files have properly transferred over.


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Need to download data from old computer but need new power unit(bestec) computer 2003-5 vintage. have new windows7 how do I donwnload data from old computer


If your old computer is not working then remove the hard drive from the computer and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter. Plug this USB adapter into the USB port of your new computer and it will see the USB adapter with your old hard drive as an external storage device. You can then open the various folders and files and copy them to your new computer.

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How do you download to a new computer


I think you have to install the software, plug it in then go to "my computer" and find the files you want to drag and drop to the new computer's hard drive.

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I have had the hard drive cleaned, re-installed new Operating system - Windows 7, updated software and my computer is getting slower and slower again. I did all of this becuase it was slow - any thoughts?


Slow computers are sometimes due to bad hard drives. Run a hard drive diagnostic test on your computer to make sure the hard drive isn't bad. Download this hard drive diagnostic from Western Digital: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=612&sid=3&lang=en

Also, make sure you have enough RAM to support your growing number of installed programs. Download and run this system scanner to check if you can add more ram to your PC:
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/


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Trying to upgrade my hard drive to 250gb. PS3 will not recognise new hard drive even after I format it to FAT32 on a computer. When I put new hard drive into the PS3 it tells me to format hard drive and if...


If your PS3 is telling you to format your hard drive, then it is recognizing it. You have to reformat the hard drive using the PS3, not your computer. If you don't have the option of formatting your hard drive then you may have to download an update from Sony and then run that disc to format the hard drive. Some of the updates will completely erase all saves, downloads, & etc when done from a disc. So be sure to use this with your new hard drive in the PS3, just to be sure not to lose all your stuff on your old hard drive. Sony has a "walk-thru" on these things on their website.

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I download songs into my Itunes but the C: drive still decreases


The external hard drive will have a different drive letter than the default hard disk (C:). So in iTunes, you need to configure a different location to store your songs.
Just open My Computer and you should see the new drive letter.
Alternatively, you can move other files from the C: drive to the new external drive.

For further troubleshooting see here:
http://www.devicedriverfinder.com/blog/device-errors/external-hard-drive-troubleshooting

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Retrieving data off an external hard drive


You can and there is no need to install drivers, except the drive has any special features.

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Hard drive short-circuit


Try taking the drive out of your computer and placing it in another computer as a "slave". Allow the other computer to boot up and seeif it recognizes your hard drive.

If it does, access your files that you need and copy and paste to an external hard drive till you can replace your computer with a new hard drive. It's worth a try.

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Opening simpletech download onto Acer with Vista


hard drive with high capacity are always fagile and they get crashed easily.why not try a new hard drive.

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