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eSATA Drive to Drive Copy

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#1 OFFLINE   MirthFirst


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:51 PM

I want to copy from a one week old SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb, to a new Seagate DB35.3 ST37508408CE so that I do not loose my recordings. The Samsung is a high performance drive, but it has locked up on me several times ESPECIALLY after starting to use VOD.

Seagate offers a drive to drive copy capability with their DiskWizard but I do not know if this would work properly since the HR21-700 uses a derivative of Linux.

Does anyone know what the best drive copy software would be?
I plan to download an .ISO image and burn a CD-ROM.

Thank you for your help.


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#2 OFFLINE   Bergthold



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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:08 PM

I have never attempted what you are trying to do, but I don't think it will work no matter what software you try. That could be why nobody has responded to your post yet.

#3 OFFLINE   litzdog911


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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:12 PM

I have yet seen anyone successfully "clone" HR20/HR21 hard drives.

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#4 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 05:40 PM

Ghost with -ir parameter.

#5 OFFLINE   Wisegoat



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Posted 19 March 2008 - 09:31 AM

Symantec Ghost.

Do a Bit-By-Bit copy. It will copy all sectors, regardless of what is on them.

I have sucessfully used this to image encrypted HDD's and put that image on to a new HDD. All of the encryption and security stay in place and are not defeated in any way, shape or form. The contents and the security are copied intact.

Should work, but you never know with these kinds of things. May be hidden boot straps, partitions, etc. that we do not know about and Ghost may not see.

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