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Old 12-04-08, 01:02 PM   #1
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What is the best (free) software to use to clone a vista drive?
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Old 12-04-08, 01:08 PM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compari...oning_software

I've used PING before. Pretty good, reminds me of an older version of Ghost in a way.
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Old 12-04-08, 01:11 PM   #3
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I forgot the name of it, but the one I used is linux based and very quick. It took about 10 minutes or less total. I'll find it when I get home. You just boot off an ISO and let it rock. I also upgraded the drive size when I cloned.
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I forgot the name of it, but the one I used is linux based and very quick. It took about 10 minutes or less total. I'll find it when I get home. You just boot off an ISO and let it rock. I also upgraded the drive size when I cloned.
Can you use it on a thumb drive?
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Can you use it on a thumb drive?
Not sure. I'll tell you what it is in about a hour and a half when I get home.

It really does work well. It blew my mind in the fact that it cloned drives quicker than you can format or defrag. Cloning a 320gb drive took about 10 minutes if I recall correctly.
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Clonezilla

USB flash drive is supported.
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http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/
I have done loads of drives with this, just bung it on an external, there is no install. Just download the exe. use a boot cd like ultimate boot cd for windows and you are away.
we use it at our company , cando multiple partitions at once. used on clients and servers .
its the biz
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