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Old 10-15-01, 10:25 AM
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I'm about to swap Hardrives, any advice for me?

Basic advise is welcomed as I've never done this before. I'm replacing my 3.2 gig HD with this 20 gig one here...

http://www.maxtor.com/products/Diamo...pecs/42084.pdf

The only info I can dig up on my current 3.2 set up is is it's a TriGem SV0322A/TGE. Also, from the emachine site, it's "Ultra DMA EIDE".

I'm going to try Norton Ghost just to see how good it is. I have back-up's of all my stuff and will reinstall the OS latter. I just wanted to try a swap with Ghost to see if it works as advertised. Thanks.

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on the version of Ghost that I have Ghost won't let me restore a backup to a partition larger than the one I backed up from. that is, if i backed up a 3.2GB partition, the partition i could restore it to had to be a 3.2GB partition.

just my two cents.
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newer versions of ghost will let you go from small to big no problem... You shouldnt run into problems, in theory...
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When I bought my 30GB westrn Digital earlier this year, it came with a 3.5" disk that had some app on it, which wrote all the data to the new drive

I went from 8GB to 30GB and then added the 8gb back in as slave and the data was still on it as well.

Using Windows 98.

I am looking to get a 40GB drive now and buy XP and install XP on the 40GB Drive Fresh, and then all the apps I want also to install fresh.

Not done a clean install in the 3 years I have had my pc.

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