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Windows Making a clone of my HDD for back up.

Discussion in 'Software' started by murraynt, 8 Sep 2011.

  1. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Afternoon guys.

    So my SSD has been acting up and I'm sending it back for a Curcial M4.
    My install is back just the way I like it atm.

    What program could create a perfect image of my install and copy it to a HDD and then when I get my SSD back I can copy/Install it?
     
  2. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    DriveImage XML and Clonezilla are free cloning tools.
     
  3. matt_lumley

    matt_lumley You're only supposed to...

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    Acronis?
     
  4. Bungletron

    Bungletron Minimodder

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    I have Acronis True Image which is pretty damn good, you can trial it for free but because it is more full featured you have to know which options to switch on and off.

    Seagate offer a free utility made by Acronis that will clone your disc with a simple wizard style interface:

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/discwizard

    I think it works with all drives not just seagate ones.

    http://forums.seagate.com/t5/DiscWizard-and-MaxBlast/Using-DiscWizard-MaxBlast-to-back-up-non-Seagate-internal-hard/td-p/25406 ;)

    Finally I have used Easeus Partition Manager which was fairly successful.
     
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  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    + 1 for Acronis I have it my self

    You have to have at least one piece of seagate hardware connected to the rig for the Seagate Disk wizard to work but you can clone from and too any make harddrives with it
     
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  6. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Sorry guys. I forgot to come back to this :duh:

    I'm looking for freeware more so but I'm gonna look at all of them. I just cant see the point in paying if its only a once off thing.

    How do i get the image that I create back onto my new SSD?

    Thanks for all the replies so far guys.
     
  7. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    HDClone by miray has a free version, but the better versions are not expensive, i have used it for windows and ps3 hd cloning (paid for version)
     

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