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Questions about disk imaging/backup

frostedflakes

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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?
 

corkyg

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Are you sure you don't want to go from the 160 to the 32 SSD?
 

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Originally posted by: corkyg
Are you sure you don't want to go from the 160 to the 32 SSD?
hes gonna *add* a 32GB SSD, for his boot drive im guessin, and leaving his 160GB for media files and backups
 

frostedflakes

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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.
 

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.
 

Jiggz

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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.
 
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Originally posted by: blazer
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.
where can I get this? I can't seem to find it in their website.
 

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