Disk cloning

By expertwannabe
Aug 12, 2006
  1. is there any good free disk cloning software? or what would you recommend.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    norton ghost is widely used in government offices.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The question was free..

    What do you need the software for? There are tools that are better for some things and worse for others.
  4. expertwannabe

    expertwannabe TS Rookie Topic Starter

    toying with the idea of a second hd, and wanted to copy my os and install on 2nd hd
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    The new drive will be bigger than the old, right? Seagate hard drives come with a program called "Disc Wizard" and I believe you can download it from their website too. This will let you clone the contents of your old drive to the new one.

    IMO it is a good idea to format and start over fresh every once in a while. With every OS install you do something "wrong" or silly and gather some useless installed software and other cruft. Better start over, avoid the mistakes, and reinstall only the stuff you really need.
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    Seagate is the best for me
    can clone any typ'o drive to any other
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