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Need a program that allows me to dump everything off one hard drive to another?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by antsmalls, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. antsmalls

    antsmalls Regular member

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    Need a program that allows me to dump everything off one hard drive to another?
     
  2. 74gto

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    ghost
     
  3. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    ghost it is
     
  4. limelight

    limelight Regular member

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    that would be norton ghost.
     
  5. GrandpaBW

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    Ghost works pretty slick.
     
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    bbmayo Active member

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    Yeah as long as both drive are identical in size :)
     
  7. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    bbmayo, can be anysize to anysize. has to be a drive big enough to hold the info. did it to one customer from 30gig down to 4.3gig as drive was crapping out. got replacement drive at 40 & ghost the 4.3 to the 40 as whole drive not partition
     
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    yea norton ghost is the one.
     
  9. baabaa

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    Hmmmm, quite a unanimous vote.................

    [bold]Ok, I shall plum for Ghost aswell[/bold]

    I have used Ghost lots fo times to Ghost the image to various sizes of hard drives, including IDE to serial.

    As GranpaBW stated, Ghost is very slick..............

    Good thing, you don't have to install it to run, the full software has a dos bootable section, then go into the Support directory and then type in ghost to run the dos based program.................
     
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  10. bbmayo

    bbmayo Active member

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    my bad ddp ;-)

    I didn't think ghost allowed you to do that, but then again I haven't used it in over 6 years now. Thats good to know though :) I have pretty much only used Nero for backing up drives, but I did like the simplicity of ghost all you really need was a floppy disk for ghost to work. Nero does a pretty good job at backing up also if you happen to have that already.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    just need ghost.exe on the hd to run
     
  12. haymarket

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    Just a note on Ghost - I use it everyday.

    Ghost 8.0 - also know as 2003 is the product to use, designed by Symantec - allows you to use a floppy to recover from etc.

    ***NOTE***

    Symantec bought Powerquest - the makers of Partition Magic and have launched a new Ghost product called Ghost 2005, based on Powerquest's Drive Image product.

    It has some good features, such as you can Ghost the C Drive to a file on itself without rebooting. However, I really don't like it.

    Norton have taken away the option to use a floppy, in otherwords if you want to recover your drive completely from a drive that won't restart you can't. I understand that there is a boot disk available with the most expensive version of the product, but all in all the version Ghost 8 is the one to use (in my opinion).

    Ghost 8 doesn't work with Ghost 9 and vice versa. Whereas Ghost 8 can read Ghost 7. This is because Ghost 9 is really Drive Image from Powerquest. Strikes me as odd that Norton have gone down this route as Ghost outsold Drive Image, because it was better.
     
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  13. ScubaBud

    ScubaBud Regular member

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    Yes you can, (but not with a floppy.)

    DriveImage 7.0 or the New Ghost 9.0 can start from a bootable CD which is actually the original CD program disk. I've used it since just before Symantec purchased Power Quest in 2003 and love the program. It even works while Windows is running in the background so you can set an auto backup to a DVD, external Firewire or USB HDD, or just another internal HDD. You can also set how many backups to have per HDD, the time of the backups, and whether partial or full. Also Norton Ghost 9.0 comes with Norton Ghost 2003.

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  14. haymarket

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    Well there you go, I'll give it another look then - thanks
     

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