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Old 8th Feb 2013, 12:11   #21
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HD Clone looks OK, but they limit the speed of the copy on the freeware version which puts me off.
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Old 9th Feb 2013, 06:33   #22
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That's OK, I only need to do it this once (for now!). It's copying as we speak. Fingers crossed it actually works!
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SUCCESS!

From start to finish it took about 3 hours to copy roughly 300GB. But most importantly I plugged the freshly imaged drive in and the machine booted right up, none the wiser. I partitioned the difference (about 630GB) and now I need to work on getting her steam directory moved over to the new partition.

Thank you guys so much for all the suggestions. When I last tried this a few weeks ago I was ripping my hair out with frustration! This is freaking 2013, why is cloning a hard drive so COMPLICATED!?
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Old 11th Feb 2013, 20:32   #24
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glad you got it sorted, I think you are the first one who has taken my suggestion of using hdclone.
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It worked like a champ. So much so that if I end up with a need to clone many more drives in the future I may just spring for the paid version.

I got my girl's steam folder moved over and shes been busy downloading games onto the new drive (so much room for activities!).

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