Uppgrading External Hard Drive

January 19, 2009 at 21:37:29
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 3 GHz / 1014 MB
I am using a D-Link Wireless Media Server from my computer HD. I have up-graded my 500 GB Hd to a 1TB unit. What is the best way to transfer around 400 gigs of divx movies to the new hard drive. I guess I can 'drag and click" using windows explorer, but is there some software out there that would speed things up?
Any help appreciated.

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#1
January 19, 2009 at 21:53:57
The new hdd's manufacture has a utility that will transfer all the stuff from the old to the new. How fast it is will remain up for grabs as that is a heck of a lot of storage to move.

Has the old drive quit or shown signs of imminent failure? If not..whu not just leave the drive as an extra movie storage drive by catalogging the movies and just set it aside. If you need them set it up and pull the files.

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#2
January 20, 2009 at 04:38:38
You could use a batch file.

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January 20, 2009 at 06:20:59
Thank you for your reply.
The old drive is fine; just almost full. I planned on copying (my post said "move", but actually I want to copy) to the new 1 TB drive and leave my "must have" movies on the old drive for back up. I had planned on just un-plugging the old drive and putting it in a safe place.

I guess the real question is the best way to copy 45 gigs of data.
Don


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#4
January 20, 2009 at 06:56:28
As I said, you could use a batch file.

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What a shame
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What a shame" - Shinedown


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