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    any free hardrive cloning software?

    tryeid clonziia but they say the source drive must be smaller then the hardive being written to

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    Acronis worked fine for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
    Acronis worked fine for me.
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    Freeware GPartEd works great booting from CD/USB and can do all sorts of partition operations including cloning.

    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    tryeid clonziia but they say the source drive must be smaller then the hardive being written to
    This isn't so much an issue of physicsl drive size as logical partition sizing. Make sure the destination drive is wiped completely clear of any partitions. If there are any, delete them first.
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    I've used Seagate Discwizard (made for them by Acronis) on the Windows side, and Superduper on the Mac side.
    Both work incredibly well.
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    you can simply use 'dd', or 'dd' with 'gzip' after writing the free space with zeros to compress the partition, if you're comfortable with the linux command line. The command would be as simple as, assumine /dev/sda=hard drive /dev/sdb=hard drive to clone to, 'dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=8M' . The bs setting is just for performance.

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    I use Clonezilla to image drives before I reinstall machines (just in case I decide to revert). I have never tried to restore to a smaller drive.

    Now I didn't know you could use Gparted for cloning also, I have used it for some tricky partitioning issues in the past, though.
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