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Hard drive help

My old hard drive was 52gb(total not free) my new one is 320gb, i cloned my old one onto the new onebut on my computer it says my new one has 52gb(total not free) :S
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  • sharpy_rulez May 17, 2009

    ill re clone, im using hddclone or summin, do you know a btter one? it did ask me if it wanted to resize but i thought i clicked no...meh lol
    thankyou:) please comment back



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What tool did you use to clone the drive? During the cloning process, it almost always gives you the option to resize the destiniation partition, but by default, it leaves the destination partition the same as the source. If you go into Disk Management on your computer, do you see the other 270GB as unpartitioned space? If so, you have two options - you can create a new partition and move your data onto it - or you can re-clone your old drive and make sure to expand the destination partition if given the option.

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I upgraded my hard drive and cloned my old info onto the Toshiba external hard drive. Now it only recognizes the capacity of the hard drive as 465 gb instead of 2 tb. How do I reset that back to 2 tb?


by up grading do you mean fitting a new hard drive
BY your statement you downloaded all of the data from the old hard drive onto an external 2tb hard drive ( to save everything I imagine )
if that is the case then the computer will only recognize the capacity of the new hard drive which would have been a 500gb unit
there is always a loss of capacity in a hard drive for internal workings and programs so what the computer is reading is most likely the capacity of the new hard drive
if you want to read the capacity of the external hard drive , you will have to click on it separately then go to properties and it will read total capacity and unused capscity

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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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Transfer data and operating system from one hard drive to another


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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I want to clone my hard drive to upgrade it from 320GB to 1TB. I have a slimline PC, and do not have room to have both hard drive's in the PC. I was going to purchase a gadget called: HD Copy Box, Dual...


No need for it. just open the case, attach the new hard disk and leave it outside for the moment, then use this to clone it
http://www.miray.de/products/sat.hdclone.html
Later create another partition in the free space and use it for your files - so you don't lose them if you have to reinstall Windows.

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Clone the original Mac hard drive with Carbon Copy Cloner onto a clean ( all data erased write all zero) and format the new drive the same as the original. After cloning the old drive try opening mezzo on the new cloned drive.

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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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I want to put in new hard drive e1505


i am assuming that your current hard drive is working, you just want to replace it with a bigger one.

you will need two things 1) a way to connect your new hd to your system (such as an external usb enclosure)
2) the software to properly clone the disk image and put it onto a new drive

go onto google and search "clone hard drive" you will find numerous free (or free for 14 days so you can do this before they expire) programs that can do this

here a few links with more details (plus links to the software)

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/08/clone-hard-drive-with-free-disk.html
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-clone-and-copy-your-hard-drive/

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Having problems upgrading my laptop hard drive !!!


From what I gather basically you want to copy everything off of your 40GB and put it on the new 320GB and the install correct? Why don't you do a backup (Start>All programs>System Tools>Backup to the external 500GB drive. Install the new 320GB drive and then load the operating system from your operating system disc, then restore the data from the 500GB you backed up, or am I missing something.I know it is not as convenient as cloning but sounds like you may need to do it the old fashion way..there is no good reason that the cloning software would quit reading your disc unless it's some kind of "only get one chance and throw away software".

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