duplicating a hd using kanguru mini clone

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January 30, 2011 at 10:03:53
Specs: WIND XP PRO
CAN I DUPLICATE MY 160GB DRIVE TO A 500GB TARGET DRIVE WITH THE KANGURU MINI CLONE? OR DOES THE TARGET DRIVE HAVE TO BE EXACTLY THE SAME SIZE. I AM RUNNING WINDOWS XP PRO. WHAT ABOUT THE PARTITION. I AM A NOVICE AND NEED HELP BEFORE I PURCHASE THIS PRODUCT

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#1
January 30, 2011 at 10:13:31
Writing in caps is seen as shouting.

Why buy something when there are freeware apps to do this

http://www.todo-backup.com/landing/...

http://www.techsupportalert.com/bes...

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.


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#2
January 30, 2011 at 11:34:16
Turn off the Caps Lock. Use the disc that came with the new HDD. Cloning software is included on the disc. If you didn't get a disc, go to the HDD manufacturer's website & download a copy.

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#3
January 31, 2011 at 09:32:13
To duplicate a drive with the Kanguru Mini Clone, simply remove the hard drive from your computer, stick it in the Mini Clone with the 500GB drive and you're good to go.

You will be able to copy all the data from your 160GB HDD to a 500GB drive but the Mini Clone won't resize automatically, so you would end up with a 160GB partition and 340GB of unallocated space on the 500GB drive. You could format the unallocated space which would result in two partitions on the one hard drive, or you can resize the 160GB partition to 500GB post-duplication with a freeware program like Partition Wizard
http://www.partitionwizard.com/free...

One important thing to check is that your hard drive uses a SATA interface. The Mini Clone supports SATA, USB2 and eSATA but does not natively support IDE.

The Mini Clone is very convenient for disk duplications. I've been using mine for the past 2 years to do backups and upgrades. I like the Mini Clone because it works much faster than the external USB2.0 hard drive that I used to do my backups and disk imaging on.


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#4
January 31, 2011 at 20:32:25
Thanks so much for your reply. I am really a novice at this.I own a Pharmacy and am very interested in having this facility available in case of trouble with my current hard drive. If you wouldn't mind answering one further question. Once my current drive is duplicated and then the partition is expanded after the duplication, is the duplicated drive absolutely "swappable" If you removed the source drive and replaced it with the target drive would the system boot up and would I be good to go? Or am I still missing something important?

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#5
March 16, 2011 at 11:30:04
You should be able to swap out your current hard drive with the duplicated drive without any problems.

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