swap hard drives

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February 12, 2010 at 10:15:06
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, 2 GHz / 2046 MB
hello i have a laptop with a80gig hdd and a ps3 with a 40gig hdd
now as i am giving the laptop to my 5 year old just to learn etc i am thinking of swapping the hdd,s around as my other sons ps3 hdd is getting a little full

i know this is easy done but he has a lot of demos on the ps2 and there is other stuff i would like kept on the laptop

so my question is whats the best way or program to clone a drive and put all info on the other one

i need all info from one to the other and vise versa
also i have plenty of other drives to store the info while i wipe them or whatever

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February 12, 2010 at 12:48:26
Since you want to flip flop the data you will need some third area to store the data.

There are OEM software. You look at the drive and download that companies software if it exists.

Second might be to use an image. Live linux cd's and floppies can be used. I use g4u because it usually works on older systems. If you have newer ones you can use clonzilla or if you know command line dd or cat or partimage.

Images tend to be either file based or bit by bit. It is not always easy to copy odd OS's by file and when you change drive sizes you may run into issues.

Might be just as easy to leave it as it is.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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