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Upgrading hdd

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by palmag, May 12, 2008.

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  1. palmag

    palmag Notebook Enthusiast

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    hi guys,

    I've been thinking of upgrading the hdd on my R60e (60 gig) to a bigger hdd. I have never done this before, but I'm familiar with the removal and replacement of the hdd. What I don't know is how to copy across the hidden partition and all my data to the new hdd.

    Any ideas or help would be really appreciated!

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    How about using Rescue and Recovery?
     
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    Acronis True Image 11 will copy everything including the hidden service partition to the new hard drive.
     
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    What about Vista's Partition Editor? Will that work?
     
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    ghost
    acronis
    xxclone
    disk snapshot

    to name a few :)
     
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    Hi Zaz,
    I was looking at rescue and recovery, but it will only let me do a full Hdd back up to cd's and DVD's not an externa hdd.

    any other ideas?
     
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    If you get a Seagate you can use Maxtorblast utility for free to use to swap data from old hdd to new using .iso image technology.

    Seagate makes some good affordable hard drives too.
     
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