USB Caddy to HDD copy

Wd Scorpio blue 320gb 2.5" hard drive...
April 5, 2011 at 04:16:18
Specs: Windows Vista, 4Gb
I am waiting for my new HDD drive to arrive for my laptop. The old drive is still working but not too reliable, but good enough for using as a temp storage device. If I put this old HDD into a USB caddy is it possible to copy all the data from this drive to the new drive including the Vista OS, enabling me to run Vista on the new HDD instead of the old drive. I have the recovery discs for the old drive but have been told these will not operate on the new HDD because I didn't purchase from the manufacturer. Any help appreciated.

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April 5, 2011 at 14:19:14
I never heard that a new drive would by design stop the old cd/dvd's from recovering the system. It may be that the disks simply use data on the drive that is hidden in a partition..

Most new drives come with clone software. You put the new disk in the caddy and then clone it over. Then swap it.

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April 7, 2011 at 03:26:12
Thanks Jefro will give it a try

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