Go Back   nV News Forums > Hardware Forums > General Hardware

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-22-08, 09:51 PM   #1
RaidenWoW
ಠ_ಠ
 
RaidenWoW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 737
Default How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

I have a 200gb hard drive internal.

I purchased a 500gb internal hard drive from Seagate.

I want to make a mirror image of my 200 onto the 500. I want to retire my 200gb. How do I transfer ALL the data including windows files, etc. so that it's a mirror image?
__________________
ヽ(`Д)ノ
[/eVGA 8800GTS 640mb OC630mhz eVGA 8800GTS G92 eVGA 9800GTX G92] Gigabyte Radeon 6870 | Q6600 @ 2.92ghz Zalman 9700 45c-55c | Crucial M4 64g | eVga 790i Ultra [/Asus Striker Extreme]
RaidenWoW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-08, 09:54 PM   #2
stncttr908
Registered User
 
stncttr908's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 4,496
Send a message via AIM to stncttr908
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, or any other imaging tool. The best (and cheapest, aka FREE) solution would be getting Knoppix LiveCD and using the Linux DD command.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dd_(Unix)

However, this does require some knowledge of Linux command line and how Linux treats hard disks. The aforementioned products are very GUI driven and easy to use, but not free.

Then you could use GParted (Linux-based partition tool) to either expand the partition to the full size of the drive or make new partitions.
__________________
PC - | Core i7-2600K @ stock | Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 | 4GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 | Galaxy GTX 460 1GB @ stock | Corsair Force 120GB SSD | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | 320GB Seagate 7200.10 | 2x Seagate 500GB USB 2.0 | Lite-On 20x SATA DVD+RW | Silverstone TJ-09 | Corsair 620W PSU | Logitech Z-5500s | Sennheiser HD-570 headphones | Samsung 2494LW |

Laptop - | Dell Inspiron 1420 | C2D T7300 (2.0GHz, 4MB cache) | 2GB DDR2-667 | 160GB 7200RPM HDD | DVD +/- RW | 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) | Broadcom 802.11g | NVIDIA 8400M GS 128MB |
stncttr908 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-08, 09:58 PM   #3
Bearclaw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

Quote:
Originally Posted by stncttr908
Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, or any other imaging tool. The best (and cheapest, aka FREE) solution would be getting Knoppix LiveCD and using the Linux DD command.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dd_(Unix)

However, this does require some knowledge of Linux command line and how Linux treats hard disks. The aforementioned products are very GUI driven and easy to use, but not free.

Then you could use GParted (Linux-based partition tool) to either expand the partition to the full size of the drive or make new partitions.
What he said.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-08, 10:03 PM   #4
stncttr908
Registered User
 
stncttr908's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 4,496
Send a message via AIM to stncttr908
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

Right. If those are the only two drives you have they will be known to Linux as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. To use the DD command you would do something like this:

sudo dd -if=/dev/sda -of=/dev/sdb

You'd have to verify which was which first. I recommend using Helix Live Lunux for this very reason. It has TheSleuthKit pre-installed, which has a lot of useful tools, such as disk_stat.

disk_stat /dev/sda would tell you the capacity of the first drive, and therefore which drive it is (the 200GB or 500GB).

Confused yet?
__________________
PC - | Core i7-2600K @ stock | Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 | 4GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 | Galaxy GTX 460 1GB @ stock | Corsair Force 120GB SSD | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | 320GB Seagate 7200.10 | 2x Seagate 500GB USB 2.0 | Lite-On 20x SATA DVD+RW | Silverstone TJ-09 | Corsair 620W PSU | Logitech Z-5500s | Sennheiser HD-570 headphones | Samsung 2494LW |

Laptop - | Dell Inspiron 1420 | C2D T7300 (2.0GHz, 4MB cache) | 2GB DDR2-667 | 160GB 7200RPM HDD | DVD +/- RW | 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) | Broadcom 802.11g | NVIDIA 8400M GS 128MB |
stncttr908 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-08, 10:23 PM   #5
RaidenWoW
ಠ_ಠ
 
RaidenWoW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 737
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

Yes.... *pirates Norton Ghost*
__________________
ヽ(`Д)ノ
[/eVGA 8800GTS 640mb OC630mhz eVGA 8800GTS G92 eVGA 9800GTX G92] Gigabyte Radeon 6870 | Q6600 @ 2.92ghz Zalman 9700 45c-55c | Crucial M4 64g | eVga 790i Ultra [/Asus Striker Extreme]
RaidenWoW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-08, 10:34 PM   #6
stncttr908
Registered User
 
stncttr908's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 4,496
Send a message via AIM to stncttr908
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

Well...I guess that's one way.
__________________
PC - | Core i7-2600K @ stock | Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3 | 4GB Patriot Sector 5 DDR3 | Galaxy GTX 460 1GB @ stock | Corsair Force 120GB SSD | Seagate 1TB 7200RPM | 320GB Seagate 7200.10 | 2x Seagate 500GB USB 2.0 | Lite-On 20x SATA DVD+RW | Silverstone TJ-09 | Corsair 620W PSU | Logitech Z-5500s | Sennheiser HD-570 headphones | Samsung 2494LW |

Laptop - | Dell Inspiron 1420 | C2D T7300 (2.0GHz, 4MB cache) | 2GB DDR2-667 | 160GB 7200RPM HDD | DVD +/- RW | 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) | Broadcom 802.11g | NVIDIA 8400M GS 128MB |
stncttr908 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-08, 10:49 PM   #7
AthlonXP1800
Registered User
 
AthlonXP1800's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 4,352
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

Just DONT use Norton Ghost, the last time I made an image of my old laptop hard drive and next time I restored the image but an error message came up so there was no way I can restored it. Then I had to downloaded some program to extracted files from Norton Ghost image.

After that I tried Acronis True Image and made an image of hard drive and tested restored and all fine perfect, much safer to use than Norton Ghost.
__________________
Intel Core i7 3770K, Corsair H80 liquid cooler with Noctua S12-1200 fan, ASUS P8Z77V with UEFI 2104, 16GB Samsung Green 30nm DDR3-RAM, Pioneer BDR-S09XLT 16x Blu-ray writer, Corsair AX850 PSU, Western Digital 2TB SATA3 hard drive, CanonScan LiDE 210 scanner, Microsoft Internet Keyboard, Microsoft Touch Explorer mouse, 32inch Sharp LC32LE600 LED TV, EVGA Geforce GTX 670 SC 4GB with Geforce 370.50 driver, 50Mb broadband Virgin Media VMDG480 Super Hub, Aspire Xplorer Midi Tower, Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit.
AthlonXP1800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-08, 12:16 AM   #8
CaptNKILL
CUBE
 
CaptNKILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 18,844
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

Yeah I'd avoid Ghost as well.

An older version totally borked my system last time I tried using it. I wouldn't touch that program again.
__________________
---- Primary Rig ---- CoolerMaster 690 II Advance - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 4.0Ghz + Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
6GB DDR2 @ 942Mhz 5-5-5-20 1.9v (2x1Gb Wintec AMPX PC2-8500 & 2x2Gb G.Skill PC2-6400) - EVGA Geforce GTX 470 @ 750/1500/1850 (1.050v)
Sparkle Geforce GTS 250 1Gb Low-Profile (Physx) - Crucial RealSSD C300 64Gb SSD - Seagate 7200.12 500Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA
ASUS VW266H 25.5" LCD - OCZ GameXStream 700W PSU - ASUS Xonar DX - Logitech Z-5500 5.1 Surround - Windows 7 Professional x64
---- HTPC ---- Asus M3A78-EM 780G - AMD Athlon X2 5050e 45W @ 2.6Ghz - 2x2GB Kingston PC2-6400 DDR2 - Sparkle 350W PSU
Seagate 7200.10 320Gb SATA - Seagate 7200.10 250Gb SATA - Athenatech A100BB.350 MicroATX Desktop - Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
CaptNKILL is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 01-23-08, 12:42 AM   #9
Bearclaw
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

I have a copy I bought and never ended up using if anyone wants it... lol.

...Seriously.

Take it for free.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-08, 12:42 AM   #10
Bman212121
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,726
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

What about stacking them on top of each other and using a sledgehammer? That should transfer the data much quicker than ghost.
Bman212121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-08, 12:58 AM   #11
supra
2JZ powered
 
supra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Aus
Posts: 1,321
Send a message via MSN to supra
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

i used acronis to transfer 180gb to a 250 (was c: drive with windows installed)

worked flawlessly
__________________
supra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-08, 01:01 AM   #12
einstein_314
w00t!!
 
einstein_314's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 2,905
Default Re: How do I transfer one hard drive to the other?

Acronis is the way to go. I've never had a problem with it.
__________________
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.2GHz (9 x 355) w/ Swiftec APOGEE GTX Waterblock|| Asus P5B-Deluxe WiFi Edition
eVGA 8800 GTX Superclocked Edition @ 675/1150 w/ DangerDen 8800GTX Waterblock|| 4x1GB Mushkin XP2 PC2-8500
X-Fi Fatal1ty 64MB || PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W || Seagate 7200.10 320 GB || Dell 2407WFP
Logitech Z-5300 Speakers || Sennheiser HD555's || Logitech G7 || Logitech G15 || Windows Vista Ultimate x64
einstein_314 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My hard drive is loud... demonized General Hardware 7 10-11-02 10:41 AM
Hard Drive Cooling Iron1384 General Hardware 3 09-25-02 02:42 AM
could someone help me out with this new hard drive garry General Hardware 4 08-22-02 08:15 AM
hard drive light on case "dead"? Goofas General Hardware 7 08-13-02 10:14 PM
Good hard drive deal for those interested saturnotaku General Hardware 2 08-06-02 10:06 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.