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Just moved all of my data to a 2TB HDD...

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Hello everyone, I just recently purchased a Seagate 2TB HDD 7200.14 with 64MB Cache.

My old 500GB consists of 2 partitions, mainly the windows 7 (Drive C, 100GB) and secondly the data (Drive D, 400GB) (games, music, etcs)

Here's what I did:
0. Initialised the 2TB HDD, Low level reformatted to NTFS and using MBR. 2TB is in drive Z.
1. Copied the 400GB to drive Z, using teracopy.
2. Reformat my 400GB
3. Delete the 400GB volume in the 500GB
4. Extend the 100GB using Disk management in windows to occupy the full 500 GB
5. Changed drive Z to D. Everything still worked!!!

Is that fine? I hope it will not damage the 500GB hard drive since I copied all my 400GB to the newly bought 2TB HDD... hehehe
 
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No reason why doing what you did would damage the HDD.
 

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Yes, it is fine.
 
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No reason why doing what you did would damage the HDD.
But what happens if there's an error that says invalid access to memory? because it halts the whole process when it happened while copying last night, maybe because of teracopy being 32 bit?
 

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But what happens if there's an error that says invalid access to memory? because it halts the whole process when it happened while copying last night, maybe because of teracopy being 32 bit?
Could be a fluke, or a sign of bad memory (RAM). Probably just a fluke though if everything works as it should.

What is copied up to the break stays copied, you just have to copy the rest of it. If everything works as it should you don't have to worry.