cloning two smaller drives into a single larger drive?


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aaronep

Another question for this forum!

I have just purchased a new xp computer with a 320 gig hard drive.
The old xp computer has a 100 gig hard drive AND a 40 gig hard drive,
2 disks in all.

Can I clone the two hard drives into the new larger hard drive using
either Norton Ghost 8 or Acronis True Image 10? Can this be done
in a single operation? If not a single operation, two operations? I
have both Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image and can use either.

Sincerely, Aaorn
 
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Guest

Cloning hds are usually used when going to a larger hd on that pc,eliminates
reinstallation.You can/could clone using xps own XCOPY,but youd be cloning
all data from old pc and wouldnt work on new.Making all 3 as 1 hd,is
basically
RAID,no you cant,make other hds storage & set as a page file for C: Install
software to them also,if its rarely used...
 
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Patrick Keenan

Another question for this forum!

I have just purchased a new xp computer with a 320 gig hard drive.
The old xp computer has a 100 gig hard drive AND a 40 gig hard drive,
2 disks in all.

Can I clone the two hard drives into the new larger hard drive using
either Norton Ghost 8 or Acronis True Image 10? Can this be done
in a single operation? If not a single operation, two operations? I
have both Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image and can use either.

Sincerely, Aaorn

What is it you want to do?

Cloning is not merging.

The old system will have many references to hardware the new system won't
have, and a really great clone will instantly fail to boot on the mismatched
hardware.

At very least, after a clone, you would have to do a repair install,
assuming your new system comes with CDs that allow this. Many don't.

Then, the registry references to the other, non-C partitions won't be
valid.

You are probably best off migrating, not cloning.

HTH
-pk
 

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