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Migrating to a new hard drive - shuttertalk - Sep 9, 2007 16:36

Been thinking about getting a bigger hard drive, and I came across an article on how to migrate your complete OS, apps, data over to the new drive easily without having to reformat and reinstall everything from scratch.

There are professional products such as Norton Ghost and Acronis TrueImage that do hard disk imaging, but I didn't know that Seagate has a rebranded version of TrueImage that you can download for free.
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/discwizard

I read this article on it, and they highly recommend it. The author had a few hiccups, only because he was using an old version - the key is to download the latest software directly from their website.
http://grandstreamdreams.blogspot.com/2007/07/hard-drive-hell-and-discwizards-six-act.html


Have you had any hard drive migration experiences in the past? Any other tips to share? I must admit, I have always tended to start from scratch with the new drive, and just mount the old drive as a secondary to copy any important data over.


Migrating to a new hard drive - Wedding Shooter - Sep 9, 2007 19:41

I use Superduper for my back-up/trsansfer stuff. But if you ever get tempted into that new iMac the transfer of data within the OS X system is very simple.


Migrating to a new hard drive - Toad - Sep 9, 2007 21:27

I have used Ghost before - it works just fine. There is a problem with XP though which expects a consistent hardware environment - i.e. same CPU, graphics card, etc.


Migrating to a new hard drive - shuttertalk - Sep 9, 2007 23:24

Toad Wrote:There is a problem with XP though which expects a consistent hardware environment - i.e. same CPU, graphics card, etc.
I heard about that - like if you're just moving to a new hard drive on the same system, you'll probably be fine. However, if you're moving all your data, OS, etc. to a new system, some MS apps (Office) won't work.


Migrating to a new hard drive - NT73 - Sep 10, 2007 01:40

If you move all your stuff from one drive to another, how do you get rid of any bugs/viruses etc. you may have.
Won't they just go from the old drive to the new one?
Whereas re-loading everything gives you a clean set-up to start with.