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How do I physically replace an internal dual-boot hard-disk, without fresh OS reinstall?

On dual boot Win XP SP3 || Lx Ubuntu 14.04 LTS aka Trusty, I need to upgrade my /dev/sda (disk 0) to a bigger disk. /dev/sda has 7 volumes (logical and extended partitions) and 2 OS (XP and Trusty). I ...
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what is the fastest way to copy all data to a new larger hard drive?

I was certain this would have been covered before, but I cannot find an answer amongst all the almost-duplicates that come up; sorry if I've missed something obvious. I have a full 320gb disk inside ...
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0answers
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Fast way to sync HDD and Flash Drive?

I need to manually sync my HDD to my Flash drive. What I mean by sync is, the HDD must be an exact copy of the Flash drive but not vice versa. Currently every time I need to sync, I simply erase my ...
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Why is deleting a file faster than copying?

Why it takes more time, say 10 minutes when copying a file But It takes very less time when deleting the same file, it would take 10-20 seconds.
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How to I determine the bottleneck for a mapped drive that points to a physical drive on the same server

So, I know that if I copy from machine A to machine B it will be slow over a mapped drive. because it's over the network. But I'm sitting in front of a server that is setup with a mapped drive that ...
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1answer
149 views

Using Terminal to copy Aperture files from external hard drive to Mac

I'm a novice Mac user who inherited photo equipment from my photographer Dad. He used Aperture to manage his thousands of photos. I tried copying a 20 gB file to my computer but it's failed each time. ...
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1answer
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Moving the 'Windows' folder onto another hard drive?

I need to move the main Windows folder (About 22Gb) off it's current hard drive and onto another one. Is it as simple as copy and paste while the computer is running and booted up? (I'm guessing it's ...
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1answer
626 views

Why can't one of my files be copied?

I have this mp4 video file on one of my portable hard drives, which could not be copied. It could be played perfectly directly from my portable hard drive but when I copy it to my internal hard ...
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709 views

What is the exact capacity of 1000GB HDD?

1 GiB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes 1 GB = 1000 * 1000 * 1000 bytes That is easy! I don't want to talk about this! I have laptop which should have (according to seller) 1000 GB. That is 1000 000 000 ...
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1answer
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how to throttle file copy

I need to duplicate a 3TB disk by copying from one to another. They're housed in separate docks (no fan). It will take at least 8hrs to copy this much data through USB 2.0 and im concerned about disks ...
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1answer
423 views

Can I use HDD Raw Copy to clone a partially used HDD to a _smaller_ HDD?

I have a 500G HDD that came with my Mac. About 30 GB are currently used. I want to replace the 500G HDD with a 256G solid state one. I'm running HDD Raw Copy to do this. It didn't complain about ...
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3answers
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Copy C Drive, will it start up? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clone a Hard Disk Content to Another Hard Disk Bit-for-bit copy of hard drive in Windows? I was just wondering, if you simply using something like gparted to ...
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3answers
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Windows bug? Freeze while copying files. Parallel another copy may unfreeze

How to debug problems with simple copying files? I often have a problems when just copying many files from one disk to another. Probably the problem occurs only with ONE of hard drives, installed on ...
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4answers
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How to boot a computer with a HDD from another PC?

I need to back up the files of an HDD but the only way I can do that is to plug it into another computer's HDD input. The problem is, now the other computer will not boot. If I try to boot with safe ...
3
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2answers
274 views

Is it faster to copy 2 things at once or wait till other finishes

Hey guys say I have 2 drives and I am swaping the files in them... Would it be faster to copy files a-d on drive A to drive B then copy files e-h on drive B to drive A or....would it be faster to do ...
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2answers
205 views

Program to swap files between drives?

Has anyone built a program/script to transfer files between 2 hard drives, but like if both are near full....so one copies 1 file over then the other copies the other file, then they delete the files ...
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1answer
780 views

“Can’t read from the source file or disk” when I try to copy files from my C:\ to another drive

When I try to drag & drop files from my C:\ onto my Mac hard drive (I use MacDrive for HFS support), Windows reports: Interrupted Action Can’t read from the source file or disk Specs: ...
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1answer
135 views

Disk-to-disk copying speed

If a computer has two different physical internal hard-drives, whether a desktop, or a laptop that has a primary hard-disk and another internal drive connected say in place of the CDROM, would it be ...
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Laptop motherboard died. Need to copy hard-disk info to my desktop

Bought a cable (sata to usb). took out the hard drive from laptop. connect the hd with the cable with my desktop pc (which has 2 high speed good hard drive. each 2 tb). I ran a copy-item from ...
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2answers
523 views

taking Image of HDD with reallocated bad sectors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool to copy files of HDD with bad sectors My main hdd has some bad sectors that have been reallocated. I haven't lost any files (from what I have seen) but it has ...
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1answer
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1TB hard drive issues

I have a problem with my secondary 1 TB hard drive. When I copy large amounts of video files to it for storage it "disappears" after a bit. I have to re-boot to see the drive again. The drive always ...
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How to copy and paste a Windows Media Player 12 playlist tracks to another location

I'm using Windows Media Player 12 and really like it. I have many playlists and I want to copy the music inside to another place on my hard drive. "Open file location" menu of these tracks is not a ...
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How should I copy data from HDD to SSD ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying an HDD to an SSD? I am going to buy a SSD for my laptop. For now I have 500GB HDD drive and I am thinking about buying 128GB or 256GB of SDD. I would like to ...
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1answer
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Cannot copy large file from external hard drive to hard drive

I have a large file on an external hard drive (about 10 GB. Exactly 10,543,768 KB). On my Windows XP machine, my C drive is showing me that I have 19.7 GB free. I drag the file to my desktop and ...
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1answer
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Freeware Backup utility - with shadow copy ability?

I search for a free software that can use Shadow Copy. In XP I can use Cobian, but in Win2008/x64 that Shadow Copy cannot accessable. With Windows Backup I have problem that I have only one HDD. ...
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1answer
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My hard drive is slow and just gets slower during copy processes

Today I purchased a brand new backup hard drive (2tb Western Digital Elements, USB 2.0) and when I copy files to it from my laptop (Toshiba Satellite l300 with 7200rpm Western Digital Black 500GB HDD) ...
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1answer
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GParted stuck applying operations after copying partition between two disks

I'm copying a partition I had on a virtual disk (VirtualBox) to a real disk. I ran GParted on the virtual machine and copied the main partition (12.98 GiB) over to the new disk, and during the copy I ...
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Linux: What is the best way to copy from a damaged HD?

I get I/O errors from my storage HD when i try to copy files. These are large raw video files, so I can tolerate errors. cp stops on the first read error and scp/rsync complains and deletes the copy. ...
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HD Duplicate utility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a boot partition onto a new hard drive? I have two hard drives, one is empty and one is with data, and I want to clone one to other - 1:1 ...
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3answers
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Copying a software RAID 1 to a normal SATA II disk

I need to copy my software RAID 0 (GA-P55-UD5, intel controller) to a normal SATA II disk. I've tried Clonezilla but it won't recognize my RAID volume; just the single disks that are part of it. How ...
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1answer
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How to copy my Windows installation to new disk (with some conditions)

How can I copy my entire Windows 7 hard disk to another? The main point is to copy all files in the NTFS partition and their respective attributes/permissions. The caveats are: the source disk ...
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1answer
263 views

Can I copy files automatically from a hard-drive when it is inserted?

Is there a way to start coping all the files from a external hard-drive to another external hard-drive automatically when it's inserted? I don't know the drive letter of both drives before. Is this ...
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4answers
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Can I copy the Macintosh HD to migrate my data to a new Mac?

I want to get a new Mac. Can I simply dd a disk image from my older mac's hdd to the new Mac with a bigger HDD (this will be further partitioned, but the old osx drive will fit within one OS X-style ...
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2answers
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Transferring files from laptop to external hard drive

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium SP2, and when moving extra long favorites from an internal 500GB hard drive to an external USB-connected MyBook 2TB hard drive, I get a file copy operation ...
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How to copy partition from one disc to another (boot partition keeping all the vital data)?

I have bought a new laptop but the HDD, which runs at 5400 rpm, is not sufficient for me. The laptop runs Windows 7 64-bit. I have my 'old' one (a better one - Seagate Momentus 7200 rpm) and I would ...
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3answers
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Recovering data from a hard drive with bad sectors

A friend of mine recently gave me a laptop that wasn't booting past the Windows screen. I replaced the hard drive with a new one and put the old hard drive in my comp. to try and recover the data. ...
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1answer
673 views

How can I clone a protected HD?

I have a copy protected hd. It works perfectly in a kiosk but when I try to clone it using clonezilla, ghost or any other sector to sector copiers I get i/o errors... I think they've ruined some ...
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Take Complete Image of CRM Server Application

I have heard of snapshots or ghost images like this. But I have never used this kind of tool to actually clone a piece of hard drive. I think Norton Partition Magic can do something like this as ...
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Copy the contents of one partition to another partition hardrive

if i write this command in linux "dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sda2" it will copy the whole /dev/sda1 partition bit by bit to /dev/sda2 ......is there any way in WINDOWS not in linux that i can just only ...
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3answers
4k views

Force copy files off CRC error filled hard drive

So I have a dying Western Digital hard drive and I have a new Western Digital hard drive that I want to transfer all the data to. I have the new HDD hooked up by a SATA to USB adapter. I want to ...
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How to copy files while not modifying the file creation times at all?

Just like the cut and paste works: it doesnt modify the file creation times at all. Where to get such program? I dont want to lose the info when my files were createn, and i dont want to cut/paste ...
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Tool to copy files of HDD with bad sectors

I have an external HDD that is starting to fail, it has some bad sectors. It's a 1TB fujitsu siemens case with a western digital HDD inside. Eventually I will backup the whole drive with some ...
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Windows - Delayed Write Failed error on USB hard drive

I've got a new Verbatim 1.5TB USB hard drive (Samsung HD154UI) and I'm finding myself completely unable to fill it. I'm using Windows XP. Whenever I try to copy a load of files over, it works for ...
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2answers
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What is faster cutting or copying a file?

To get large file from one place to another what is faster cutting or copying a file ? What factors can influence the result? I've heard it matters if they are on the same drive and the speed of the ...
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5answers
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What's a normal copy speed between two internal hard disks?

I have a PC with two internal SATA 7,200 RPM harddisks: one is a 1 TB Western Digital, and the other is 750 GB. I'm copying data between them, but it seems to be very slow: for example, ...
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4answers
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What's a fast way to copy a lot of files from an internal hard-drive to external (USB) storage?

I have a large amount of data - about 500 GB - on the internal hard drive of a desktop PC. This includes music, videos, PDFs... you name it. I want to copy everything to an external USB hard drive ...
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5answers
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Copy boot partition from one disk to another

I'm currently facing a hardware HD problem. Once of my HDs has semi-died. It works, kind of, data is being read, but every now and then it decides to not respond for a while. Windows hangs for a few ...