View Full Version : How to? create a bootable copy of your drive on a new drive?
09-11-08, 12:41 AM
heya all, i wanted to know how to make a copy of my present os on another harddrive in order to be able to boot without issue on the new drive.
also, can i use a larger sized drive to repair a raid1+0?
09-11-08, 02:28 AM
I'm assuming you want to be able to make a clone image of your current hard drive in order to copy to a newer, larger HD. Is that right? If you are just upgrading the hard drive you should be fine with a program like DriveXML (http://swik.net/drivexml) (which is free for home use). However, if you are changing motherboards, you may run into problems with your OS not booting if it is a different chipset. In which case you would need to do a repair install or completely reinstall.
As for the raid issue. I'm not totally sure, I think you can, but you will not have the full capacity of the larger drive. I'm sure others will chime in soon.
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