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Free HDD Cloning Software?

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  1. twicksisted

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    Hey Guys

    from personal Experience what is the best free Hardrive Cloning software I can download.
    My GF's computer is full and she dosent want to lose all her programs & settings... I have a 500G drive for her so i want to move everything across.

    Ideas on some free software I can use?
     
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    one i have used in the past and was silly easy is hdclone.

    The free version has speed limitations that will not affect you.

    Give it a try!
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    as to what kkarab suggested:

    http://www.miray.de/products/sat.hdclone.html

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    those numbers come out to

    17MB/s for the free
    34MB/s for the basic
    41MB/s for the standard

    (and who cares past that)

    even at 17MB/s, its not that bad really
     
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    cool copying across now... not long to go ;)
    thanks all
     
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    Use CloneZilla. It's a Linux-based Live CD, and it can copy about 100gb of data in about 10 minutes (over SATA), obviously slower over USB
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i'm getting some good suggestions in this thread for my own reference :D
     
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    Not sure if these will work for other manufacturer HD's but will work for Seagate and Maxtor. Try Seagate DiscWizard or MaxBlast. They are both very similar, if not copies, of Acronis Imaging software but doesn't cost a cent.
     
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    Yeah I bought Acronis myself recently as it was only $5 after MIR but there are definitely some good free alternatives as posted.
     
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    you can also get a 30 day trial srtaight from acronis, when the 30 days is up go get it again if you need to clone another drive;)
     

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