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Axelion

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Hello,

My pc that currently I'm using has 80gb hard drive. It's relatively small. I'm planning to add it with 250gb or 500gb. The tower I have, doesn't provide a second hard drive tray. So I thought it's better to replace my primary hard drive.
But, I wonder, how can I transfer my Internal hard drive's data to another internal hard drive?
Can I temporarily move the data to an external hard drive then move it to the new internal hard drive? And would the windows load if I start up my computer with that new internal hard drive?
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Hi there, basically you will need to perform a copy of the original drive to the new drive, the process is called "ghosting" the drive. It makes an exact image of it and then restores it to the new hard drive. You'll need specific software to complete this task, such as Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image, Drive Image XML, and there are a few others as well.

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Hello, Thank you for the reply.
My current hard drive has two partition. If I use Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image to copy the data from my old hd to new hd, would it also create a partition? I heard having a partition on hd is bad, is that true?
I've ordered an HD from ebay, it's seagate. I heard that it's one of top class hard drive but I also heard that it's cheap and made from china. Did I make a mistake on choosing seagate? I was thinking to buy western digital but it was slightly more expensive that seagate.
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