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I have a new hard drive that i cloned from a failing one. the old one was around 60 Gb, and this new has 360 Gb. Then I realized the partition tables got cloned over, and now wonder how i can utilize the other 300 gb of storage.

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  • doveshampoo3 Mar 04, 2009

    i have a 80 gb hard drive and sata 160 gb hard drive using this how van i connect and format it

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Use a partition manager such as PartitionMagic to resize the cloned partition, that approach has always worked great for me.

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How to change the hard drive that contains the operational system in an Acer EasyStore H341 server?


Transfer an Operating System to a New Hard Drive


When replacing an old hard drive, a process known as cloning is the easiest and most thorough method for transferring data between the old and new hard drives.


A cloning utility takes a snapshot of your current hard drive and then re-creates that snapshot on your new hard drive.


The process clones everything, including the operating system, installed applications, settings and personal files.


Create a system restore disk so that you can return your system to its previous condition if an error occurs.


You can use a backup and restore utility provided with your operating system, or find one for free or for purchase on the Internet.


Many cloning utilities can also create system restore disks.


Shut down the computer and remove power.


Physically install the new hard drive.


Restore power and boot up the computer.

Ensure that your operating system recognizes that the new hard drive has been installed.


Pick the cloning utility that works best for you. (See Below for some options.)

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy


http://www.clonezilla.org/


http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

All freeware


http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage


http://www.symantec.com/norton/ghost

Purchase


Base your decision on your operating system and the cost and complexity of the utility.


Install and launch the cloning utility on your old hard drive.

Follow the instructions included with the cloning utility.


Keep the old hard drive as a backup, or reformat it for additional storage space.


Cloning a Notebook Hard Drive


Create a system restore disk so that you can return your system to its previous condition if an error occurs.


You can use a backup and restore utility provided with your operating system, or find one for free or for purchase on the Internet.


Many cloning utilities can also create system restore disks.


Pick the cloning utility that best fits your needs. (See Above for some options.)


Base your decision on your operating system, the cost and complexity of the utility, and whether the utility can clone notebook hard drives using bootable media, such as CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs or flash drives.


Install and launch the cloning utility on your old hard drive.

Follow the instructions included with the cloning utility.


Keep the old drive as a backup in case the new hard drive fails.


or
Copy an OS to Another Hard Drive


Copying an OS or operating system to another hard drive can serve several functions.

Some simply want to move their current operating environment to a new PC, while others are replacing an old system hard drive with a newer one and want to avoid the hassle of updating and reinstalling.


The process of copying your operating system to another hard drive is a very easy one, in fact, and can be accomplished by anyone with nothing more than some software and some time.


Install Acronis True Image and launch it from its installation icon.

A link is provided below for the Acronis free 15-day trial.


http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/


http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/

Support free software or g4u WILL die!


http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

Macrium has a free also pay options


Click the "Utilities" button from the left menu bar.


Click the "Clone Disk" button from the right pane of the main program window.

This will cause a dialog box to appear.


Click the "Next" button on the bottom-right corner of the dialog box.


Select the disk with the operating system you wish to copy from the drive list and click the "Next" button.


This will begin an examination of your hard disk that will finish in a few minutes.


Select the destination disk from the hard drive list and click the "Next" button.


Choose the "As-is" option for how you would like to handle your partitions.


This option merely lets you decide whether to keep all partitions on the drive or copy just the data onto one blank partition on the new drive.


Click the "Finish" button, and Acronis will prompt you that your system needs to be restarted to begin the cloning process.


The restart will happen automatically when you click the "Finish" button.


Allow the computer to restart, and Acronis will launch prior to the operating system and begin the cloning procedure.


This process may take several minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the operating system and whether there are any installed applications.


Restart you computer once again after Acronis has completed the cloning procedure.

The software will notify you when the cloning has finished.


Boot into your operating system and use your new operating system installation as normal. You may now remove your old operating system drive or format it as you desire.


Hope this helps.









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Use AOMEI Partition Assistant,a free Windows partition software, to clone data or OS from one hard drive to another. http://www.disk-partition.com/copy-disk-partition-wizard.html

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My Hard drive has only 6% space left on it.Can i connect external Hard drive to it?


> can I connect an external hard-drive to it?

Probably.

However, an external hard-drive should _ONLY_ be used to make an _ADDITIONAL_ copy of your important files. It should _NOT_ be used to store the _ONLY_ copy of some files -- if/when the drive fails, the _ONLY_ copy of those files will be _GONE_. Not good!

Instead, it's time to purchase an additional "internal" disk-drive, which will be _NEWER_ and _LARGER_ and _WARRANTIED_ and to use software to "clone" your old hard-drive onto your new hard-drive.

Then, disconnect the old, out-of-warranty, disk-drive, and boot Windows from the new disk-drive.

Then, purchase an EMPTY disk-drive enclosure, for about $30,
install your old disk-drive into the enclosure, to build your own external storage device. Once you're satisfied that your new "clone" disk-drive is working 100% correctly, delete all the files from the OLD disk-drive, and then make a backup of your files onto the now-empty disk-drive.

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Yes, your plan is feasible.

However, any 20GB disk-drive has a warranty that expired *YEARS* ago. So, that disk could "crash" at any time.

So, consider buying a brand-new PATA disk-drive, which comes with a 3-year warranty, temporarily disconnecting the "old" drive, connecting the "new" drive, installing Windows onto it, and then making your "current" disk-drive into a "slave" disk-drive. Reconnect the "old" drive, and copy all your "data" from the "old" disk to the "new" disk.

Note that if you buy a SEAGATE/MAXTOR disk-drive, their MAXBLAST software can automatically copy "everything" from the "old" disk to the "new" disk, and will expand the partition from 20GB to the maximum size of the new disk. Very slick!
Then, disconnect the "old" drive, and boot from the "new" drive.


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You do not state so, but I believe this is a notebook HD. Your computer manual (probably available online if you lost yours) should give some hints as to how to remove the HD. With battery removed and no power, open the cover, remove the drive and plug in the new one. Then you must boot from the operating system CD, and install on the new drive. Then load all your old software. There are ways to clone your new drive to match the old one (take up where you left off, only with a larger drive), but it is a bit too complex to cover here.

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No, it's not true, but you will need to buy Partition Magic to clone the smaller drive onto the larger one.

The new MoBo and CPU might give you more trouble though. All of the windows drivers for the old MoBo will be confused when they see all new hardware. In the olden (WinNT) days, this rarely worked. Now in the WinXP SP3/Vista days, you'll probably be just fine.


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Halarious, I had the same problem yet I used norton ghost. At least you still show 160 gb. Mine went all the way to 60 gb. Here is what I had to do to reclaim the lost. I downloaded something called "Magic Boot Disk" It gave me the whole 320 back yet have not found good cloning software yet. Magic Boot Disc is freeware avaliable at http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2006.02.10-Magic-Boot-Disk/ Good luck cloning

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What software did you use for the cloning?
Ghost is the preferred method.
Be sure to choose a disk to disk clone, not a partition clone.
It sounds like you may have created a 20G partition and left 40G unallocated.
Partition Magic may also take care of the problem, if you have access to a copy.

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