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Bootable Hard drive cloning disk recommendations.

Discussion in 'General Software' started by adcx64, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. adcx64

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    Hey guys,
    I'm looking for a bootable software I can burn on a disk to fully clone a hard drive. I have a 500 GB drive with two partitions and I want to clone both to a 160 GB drive so I can use the 500 in a different computer. I need the 160 to be bootable as it would become the new boot drive in the computer.
     
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    Norton Ghost or Acronis. I use Norton Ghost.

    If you want freeware then use clonezilla cd.
     
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    I use Acronis True Image. If one of the Drives is Western Digital then you can download the free Acronis version from WD's site and use it. I used the free version too and it worked.
     
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    Will these make sure the cloned drive will be bootable? One of them is a WD...
     
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    You wont notice any difference except amount of free space, as long as you use the image from the machine in the same machine. And yes it will boot.
     
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