View Full Version : ghost to new hd?? will it work???
09-24-04, 01:21 PM
Currently I have a 40GB Maxtor 5400/7200rpm (don't remember which) 2mb buffer drive that is full and I'm going to grab a new drive that is 80GB(or more) 7200rpm 8mb buffer and want to just image the content of my 40GB onto the 80GB because it'll be faster and I want that to be my primary drive and also don't want to reinstall everything. What's the best way to do this???????? Both of these will be ATA100/133 not serial btw...
09-24-04, 02:35 PM
i see no issues why it wouldnt.
may need to point your bios to the correct drive to boot from,or set it active with fdisk.
i keep a 60gb 7200 seagate ata drive for ghosting only for my raid0 drives.works with that so most definatly should for you.
09-24-04, 03:09 PM
well, what I had planned on doing was ghosting the master onto the slave, then swapping them, making the new drive the master and then reformatting the slave (the previous master). Anybody know any good programs (shareware??) for doing this, other than Norton ghost??
09-24-04, 05:11 PM
To answer you first question....
Norton Ghost would be the best solution because it was desinged to do exactly that; most data from one drive to another.
There are other utilities out there but those cost money as well.
Norton Systemworks 200x PRO comes with a copy of ghost where you can make a boot disk from it. If you can find a friend that has an old copy of that CD you can use that to make a Ghost boot disk.
You might also try doing a google search for a trial version of ghost and clone your disk before it expires.
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