Solved How do I clone a new Hd?

August 1, 2013 at 16:55:41
Specs: Windows XP
My hard drive is making noises. I suspect it’s about to quit on me. While I’m at it I intend to replace with a larger one.
Questions:
How do I clone, if that’s the correct word, what’s on this one to the new one so I don’t either lose everything here or have to start over?
And
Are there HD’s that are faster than others? If so, Please advise.
The size of the new one will depend on price
Also I would lke to replace the fan. My computer is an AcerS280. I've looked online for the fan but can't seem to find a site that has a fan specific for this model

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August 19, 2013 at 23:13:37
You could choose to use free software of backup which calls AOMEI Backupper. With the help of this software, you can backup disk & partition, create disk images and clone hard drive. Then you can recover your data easily.


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August 1, 2013 at 18:07:05
Are you sure it is the hard drive, if your fan is not running, the cpu may be making the noise.
Take the side cover off & listen.

Dust is your big enemy with fans & overheating.

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August 1, 2013 at 23:06:01
If the hard drive does need to be replaced there should be software that comes with the new one, or can be downloaded from their support site, that will allow you to clone it.

As far as the size of the new one, looks like it originally came with an 80 gig. Some of the spec sheets say it's IDE some say SATA. You'll probably need to open it up or run some diagnostic software to find out what yours is.

There appear to be several incarnations of that Acer model with ram as low as 256 meg or as high as 1 gig. The maximum ram you can install is 2 gig. If you want to speed up your system add more ram--unless it's already maxxed--and don't worry about the hard drive speed.


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August 5, 2013 at 19:13:57
Well in the process of leaning the fan, ( I had it on) I broke a blade. It still runs
But I need a new fan. Can't find one anywhere on line

The computer is making a terrible noise, IT IS NOT THE FAN but coming from somewhere in or on the motherboard. John w suggested it might be the CPU making the noise, How do I fix it?

sorry about taking so long to reply but I have problems with my other computer that i will describe in a new post Thanks for your help

Maybe I should pose this as a new question?

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August 5, 2013 at 19:17:48
" John w suggested it might be the CPU making the noise, How do I fix it?"
You clean out the dust, when you have the fan removed, as per my post.


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August 5, 2013 at 21:00:22
Rather than look for a replacement fan for an acer S280 you probably need to look for any fan with similar connections and voltage that is the same size.

One way to see if a fan is making the noise is to use your finger to temporarily stop it from spinning and see if the noise stops too.


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August 19, 2013 at 23:13:37
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You could choose to use free software of backup which calls AOMEI Backupper. With the help of this software, you can backup disk & partition, create disk images and clone hard drive. Then you can recover your data easily.

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