I use Norton Ghost to copy the existing drive onto the new one.
So when i recently bought a Sharp PVR i expected the same process would allow me to upgrade from a 160gb HD to a 400gb HD.
However, i have hit a snag:
I have interrogated the existing drive ( samsung HD161HJ ) to find 3 healthy partitions in disk management. The problem is that the file system is not listed ( i was expecting to see FAT32) so i don't know how to format the new drive. I am guessing that Sharp use a proprietry file system that XP does not recognise.
Maybe if i blagged a laptop from work running Linux i might have more luck?