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Unread 26-06-2008, 08:49 AM   #1
~AlicGinnis~
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cloning question

Problem: 200 megs left on 5 gig drive. Using Acronics, can I clone the
drive to an external 100 gig usb enclosed drive, then copy that to a 10 gig
slave drive in a 2nd PC, then sw the jumper to master and put the 10 Gig in
the original PC and be back in business with 5 Gigs open on the 10 gig
drive? In theory I think this is possible, but i have never cloned a drive.
Thanks for any directions.



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Unread 26-06-2008, 08:49 AM   #2
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Re: cloning question



"~AlicGinnis~" <alik@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:JICdnQRCOLAAtMPVnZ2dnUVZ_ovinZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> Problem: 200 megs left on 5 gig drive. Using Acronics, can I clone the
> drive to an external 100 gig usb enclosed drive, then copy that to a 10
> gig slave drive in a 2nd PC, then sw the jumper to master and put the 10
> Gig in the original PC and be back in business with 5 Gigs open on the 10
> gig drive? In theory I think this is possible, but i have never cloned a
> drive. Thanks for any directions.
>



I've done this before with Acronis and it will work.
Make note to tellcheck off the box when copying the source drive to the
destination drive that it should adjust to the smaller space. The directions
will be pretty obvious.
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Unread 26-06-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
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Re: cloning question

"Jan Alter" replied:>
> "~AlicGinnis~" ninquired:
>> Problem: 200 megs left on 5 gig drive. Using Acronics, can I clone the drive
>> to an external 100 gig usb enclosed drive, then copy that to a 10 gig slave
>> drive in a 2nd PC, then sw the jumper to master and put the 10 Gig in the
>> original PC and be back in business with 5 Gigs open on the 10 gig drive? In
>> theory I think this is possible, but i have never cloned a drive. Thanks for
>> any directions.
>>

>
>
> I've done this before with Acronis and it will work.
> Make note to tellcheck off the box when copying the source drive to the
> destination drive that it should adjust to the smaller space. The directions
> will be pretty obvious.
> --
> Jan Alter



Why not put the 10GB drive in the external housing and copy the
5GB drive directly to it, THEN put the 10GB drive into the PC?

*TimDaniels*


 
Unread 26-06-2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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Re: cloning question


"~AlicGinnis~" <alik@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:JICdnQRCOLAAtMPVnZ2dnUVZ_ovinZ2d@comcast.com. ..
> Problem: 200 megs left on 5 gig drive. Using Acronics, can I clone the
> drive to an external 100 gig usb enclosed drive, then copy that to a 10
> gig slave drive in a 2nd PC, then sw the jumper to master and put the 10
> Gig in the original PC and be back in business with 5 Gigs open on the 10
> gig drive? In theory I think this is possible, but i have never cloned a
> drive. Thanks for any directions.
>


Hey, we all have differing opinions, it seems. Just hang the 10-gig
onto your 5-gigger as a slave and clone straight to the 10-gigger! Swap
jumpers & go. sdlomi2


 
Unread 26-06-2008, 08:51 AM   #5
~AlicGinnis~
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Re: cloning question

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Thanks for all the replys.
This seems like the easiest way to do it.
so... if I clone straight to the 10, then
all i have to do is set it to Master, pull the
5 out of the box, and it will boot off the
10. right?


"sdlomi2" <sdlSPAMomi2***********> wrote in message
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>
> "~AlicGinnis~" <alik@nowhere.com> wrote in message
> news:JICdnQRCOLAAtMPVnZ2dnUVZ_ovinZ2d@comcast.com. ..
>> Problem: 200 megs left on 5 gig drive. Using Acronics, can I clone the
>> drive to an external 100 gig usb enclosed drive, then copy that to a 10
>> gig slave drive in a 2nd PC, then sw the jumper to master and put the 10
>> Gig in the original PC and be back in business with 5 Gigs open on the 10
>> gig drive? In theory I think this is possible, but i have never cloned a
>> drive. Thanks for any directions.
>>

>
> Hey, we all have differing opinions, it seems. Just hang the 10-gig
> onto your 5-gigger as a slave and clone straight to the 10-gigger! Swap
> jumpers & go. sdlomi2
>




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