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caraloca



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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: How to copy/clone a 2TB external hard drive ?

Hi
which will be the easiest way to How to copy/clone a 2TB external hard drive to another 2 TB ext. HD ? , this is not a OS hard drive , only data and documents , i did once copy and paste but it was a long procedure , i found some software but i think is more for cloning a HD with an OS and programs and I have to make a bootable cd and other complicated stuff , I just one to keep it simple .
The HD has 2 partitions , one FAT 32 and another NFTS .
A freeware will be great since is a one time use but if not I can consider to buy it if needed .
Thanks for the help in advance .
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drwho07



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Location: Central FL, USA

PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject:

Hi Again,
I'm assuming that both drives are connected via a USB interface.
Regardless of how you cut it.....that's going to be painfully slow in hours or even days. Any backup program run from within Windows should be able to see both drives and perform the Cloning operation.

I recently did something similar using two SATA II drives, but they were both connected to the motherboard's SATA ports for both speed and efficiency.
* USB is just too slow for operations like that. Crying or Very sad
I used Ghost 11.5 (Ghost32.exe) run from within Windows XP. The whole job worked perfectly.

Doc Cool
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goretsky



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Location: Southern California

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:58 am    Post subject:

Hello,

RoboCopy and XCOPY, which come with Microsoft Windows, might be one solution.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky
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