Transferring contents from one hard drive to another

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Pip, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Pip

    Pip Guest

    My main hard drive that I boot from (19 gigs) has started making some weird noises and I'm afraid it's about to die on me, so I want to transfer its contents to my secondary hard drive (120 gigs). I have about 30 gigs of stuff on my seconday hard drive that I don't want to lose if I don't have to. Basically what I want is for the two drives to have everything on my main drive now and to be bootable by themselves, and the bigger hard drive to have the extra 30 gigs of stuff on it. How would I go about doing this? I'm pretty sure I need to check that the secondary drive has a bootable partition but I'm not sure how to go about this. Any help appreciated!
  2. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

    Jun 6, 2003
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    You can use Norton Ghost to clone the partition to your secondary drive.

  3. Thrasher

    Thrasher Guest

    Split the partition from your secondary HDD up with Partition Magic (eg 20GB were the contents of your primary HDD will come and 100GB for the rest). I'm not sure if PM can move a partition from one physical HDD to another, if it does you can do that or else you can use Ghost or DriveImage for that.
  4. Pip

    Pip Guest

    I'll give Norton Ghost a try and see if it works. Thanks for the input.

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