Questions about disk imaging/backup

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  1. frostedflakes

    frostedflakes Diamond Member

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    Kind of a newbie with this stuff, so bear with me. :)

    Am planning to upgrade to a 32GB SSD and keep my old 160GB disk for media/backup. What is the best freeware software that would allow me to automate imaging the 32GB disk to the 160GB? Also, would it be a problem if the disks are formatted with different cluster sizes, or is this not an issue?
     
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  3. corkyg

    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    Are you sure you don't want to go from the 160 to the 32 SSD?
     
  4. jae

    jae Golden Member

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    hes gonna *add* a 32GB SSD, for his boot drive im guessin, and leaving his 160GB for media files and backups
     
  5. frostedflakes

    frostedflakes Diamond Member

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    Yeah sorry for any confusion, that's what I'm planning to do. 32GB SSD will become the new OS/apps drive, and 160GB will stay for media and backing up the 32GB drive.
     
  6. Blazer

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    if the manufactuer of the 32gb drive is seagate, they offer a free imaging prog [which is acronis true image] that you can download, it will do the job.
     
  7. 0roo0roo

    0roo0roo No Lifer

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    is it a slc ssd?
     
  8. Jiggz

    Jiggz Diamond Member

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    Acronis it is. Or you can search and use Casper XP ($40.00 IMO), which allows you to do it inside Windows.
     
  9. Barfo

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    where can I get this? I can't seem to find it in their website.
     
  10. Navid

    Navid Diamond Member

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    http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/in...nVCM100000dd04090aRCRD