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I have a PC with Windows XP SP3. It has a 320GB hard drive. Disk Management shows 2 partitions:
- C:\, Windows XP, 74.52GB
- D:\, Files, 223.56GB
I need to transfer just the C:\ to a new hard drive I bought, a 1TB Seagate Barracuda (I haven't looked at it but I'm sure it's not yet partitioned). I've been doing research about this and I've decided to use EaseUS Todo Backup.
However, I'm not sure of the whole process that I have to do. I have these questions:
- How would I work this out with only 1 SATA cable?
- Will the MBR be fixed automatically with the new drive?
- I have an Ubuntu and a Parted Magic Live CD
- I have a 500GB external hard disk, with 100GB free space.
I'm pretty knowledgeable about these tech stuff, but it's my first time cloning a disk and I need some guidance. Please help. Thank you.
I went on and read more about this and realized that doing a backup and a clone are two different things. Good thing I did that before I cloned my hard disk to my external drive.
Anyway, I found out that I could use the SATA cable and SATA power cable that my DVD drive was using. So I ended up plugging both my hard drives in (had to convert my new drive from Dynamic to Basic disk), doing the Disk Clone from EaseUS Todo Backup.
I unplugged my older drive and used the new one and voila! Everything worked okay and the transition was smooth. I appreciate all the help. :)