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Old 11-05-01, 04:04 PM
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Hard Drive Installation

I need some help installing a new HD on my computer.
Here is the situation. I have a Maxtor 6Gb hd that is partitioned to drives C, D, E (2 Gb each). I bought a new Maxtor 30gb drive that I want to be the new primary drive with 3 partitions C, D, E (10Gb each), that contain the contents of the other drive as before. I'm too poor to buy Ghost. I do have partition magic and Maxtor Max-Blast software. What's the best way to transfer over? Thanks guys!!
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I'm not a fan of the software that comes with HD's so I say install it as a primary drive and you present drive as a secondary. Partition the new drive during OS setup and install OS. Then copy over the data from the other partitions.
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What about products like Drive2Drive and DriveQuest. They are significantly cheaper than Ghost 2002. Has anyone used these successfully? Thanks in advance.
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when you transfer everything over, you transfer the problems over as well

if you can get your hands on your software again

i say put the new drive in as primary.. slave out the old drive

then set up the new drive fresh.. then just copy the data you need off the old drive

and when your done and positive that everything you need is off the old drive.. format it.

it gives you a chance to work with a fresh install
speed will be better and it will run smoother..
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amen twikoff

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