Mirror hard drive

October 19, 2005 at 11:12:37
Specs: Windows XP Pro/SP2, P4-2GHz/256 RAM

I just purchased a new hard drive & what I want to do is create a mirror of my C drive to my new hard drive (D drive) so all I have to do is change the jumper on the drive and make my new one my primary drive & restart the computer & boot into windows.

I tried Norton Ghost 9 but when I try to start it I just get a catastrophic error message.

Any ideas on what program I can get to do this?

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October 19, 2005 at 11:18:45

You can use twindisk to mirror your hard drive. The executable can ber found at the top of the page here: http://www.phys.ufl.edu/~madorsky/twindisk/ and the instructions can be found here: http://www.softhelp.cc/TwinDiskx.html

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October 19, 2005 at 11:21:34

I use Drive Image and it works flawlessly, BTW your new drive cannot be smaller than your old one.

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October 19, 2005 at 11:30:09

If you are getting an error message, it's usually a good indication that something is wrong with your drive or the partition. You can try other programs but don't be surprized if they give you errors as well.

Do you rememeber the exact message?

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October 19, 2005 at 11:59:37

Personally I see no benefit from having a duplicate drive like this. You are better off getting a ide raid card and mirroring the drives.

Your "backup copy" is only as good as its most recent copy.

Much better to have a 2nd drive up-to-date with everything if the first drive dies

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October 19, 2005 at 12:05:16

I think he is trying to move his OS onto one drive and use the other for storage or something. If he was wanting to setup a raid-1 you can do it through XP, but it will be just a software raid.

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