I've got a bigger (WD 7500 BPKX Scorpio Black - 750GB) and faster (7200 rpm) HDD for my laptop which has 3200BEVT 320 GB (WD also) 5200 RPM HDD.
I tried to clone the old HDD with mini tool partition wizard but I got an "identical" HDD with 320GB instead of 750GB.
The partition program wouldn't let me use the rest 430 GB. I guess that the first sectors of the drive determine the usable space.
Is there any way to clone the old HDD but
- (a) be able to use the whole 750GB of the new HDD and
- (b) make all features of the old system usable (working recovery partition etc.)
This is what I get when I use disk management:
Disk 0 is the old HDD (SATA, internal), disk 1 is a USB stick, disk 2 is a USB icybox with the new HDD inside.
edit: Searching for a solution I came across this thread in lenovo support forums which answers the onekey recovery problem. The system partition should not be resized according to them. You need to register if you want to access the thread for more details.