Ideas needed on moving 2 drives to 1 large drive


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jtpryan

I currently have a system with 2 SCSI drives: C: 9Gb system drive, F:
18Gb programs and data drive. I want to move to a 250Gb SATA drive.
Now, 95% of the (large) amount of programs I have installed have been
installed to the F: drive. So, I suppose I could attempt to clone the
current C: to the new drive, then copy everything from the F: drive to
the new C: drive, do a search and replace in the registry for F:\ and
change it to C:\, but I see problems ahead for that idea.

Or, I could partion the new drive into 2 partions, C & F, then somehow
clone each of the old drives to the new partions. I have Acronis and
Ghost, but I have always cloned disk to disk, or disk to image. Can
either of these go from Disk to Partition? If not, what, if anything,
can?


Thanks in advance
-Jim
 
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DK

jtpryan said:
I currently have a system with 2 SCSI drives: C: 9Gb system drive, F:
18Gb programs and data drive. I want to move to a 250Gb SATA drive.
Now, 95% of the (large) amount of programs I have installed have been
installed to the F: drive. So, I suppose I could attempt to clone the
current C: to the new drive, then copy everything from the F: drive to
the new C: drive, do a search and replace in the registry for F:\ and
change it to C:\, but I see problems ahead for that idea.

Or, I could partion the new drive into 2 partions, C & F, then somehow
clone each of the old drives to the new partions. I have Acronis and
Ghost, but I have always cloned disk to disk, or disk to image. Can
either of these go from Disk to Partition? If not, what, if anything,
can?

With disk image programs like Acronis, you are copying partitions
to partition no matter what anyway. So you solution is really simple:
partition your large HD into two partitions and copy your disk
images into them allowing to expand partition.

DK
 

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