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Old 08-03-2007, 06:58 AM   #1
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I am going to send off my SATA hd under guarantee because I think it's a bit duff. It has windows installed on it and all my files etc.

Am I able to simply copy and paste all the data from my SATA to my secondary PATA hd? Which I will use whilst I wait for a new hd. Will Windows boot up as usual?

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Old 08-03-2007, 07:06 AM   #2
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Its not quite as easy as copy/paste . You need to use a piece of drive cloning software to clone the hard drive data from the sata onto the ide drive
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:52 AM   #3
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So if i had 2 Sata HDDs and wanted a music file which was on one on the other could i not just drag and drop and then delete the original?
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Ok. Thanks. Can you suggest any cloning programs?
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So if i had 2 Sata HDDs and wanted a music file which was on one on the other could i not just drag and drop and then delete the original?
with music files etc it would work. With most programs and operating systems it isn't as simple as copy & paste.

edit: as for the cloning programs, I've heard some good stuff about norton ghost. Don't have any personal experience though.
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So if i had 2 Sata HDDs and wanted a music file which was on one on the other could i not just drag and drop and then delete the original?
yes it would work.
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:47 AM   #7
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all my files etc.
That was part of his qs which wasn't answered, what was answered was how to convert the programs/os so no i was just pointing out something.
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Well music folders and documents are easy enough to copy and paste but when it comes to an operating system and programs it isnt this easy .
Norton ghost works well from my experience
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Yeah, I've used Norton Ghost in the past, and have got a good clone out of it thats worked.

I find after installing a new Windows installation, fresh, making a Ghost image of it really helps when you want to start from scratch
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Yes Kage I agree. Making an image of a fresh load with all the basics is a great idea
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