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Replacing System Hard Drive


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Hi,

I am about out of space on my current system drive and would like to replace it with a larger drive. I have one caveat, I would like to copy the current drive onto a new larger drive so I don't have to re-install all software or reconfigure my present set up.

Is it possible to copy the present system drive image onto a new drive and then install the new drive as my primary (system) drive? I perform a lot of video and music editing and am happy with my set up as it is now, except that I am running out of space and that is beginning to create some issues when editing large video files.

Any suggestions for the best way to do this?

Thanks in advance for your time on this matter.

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would it not be possible to use the new drive as a secondary drive to keep all your data files on? instead of keeping them on your system partition (i.e. install the new drive as a slave and move all the images and documents over to the slave drive)
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I do that already. My system drive has all of 10Gb of total space. Internally I have added two 20 Gb and one 200 Gb hard drives. Additionally, I have a 300Gb external drive. I would like to swap one of the 20Gb drives with the 10Gb system drive is that possible?
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gotcha....just making sure... you can use a drive imaging program like acronis trueimage to make an image of your drive...i personally have never used a program of this type...but the one i mentioned comes with good reviews.
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Thanks, I'll check it out.
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