How do you mirror a hd

By Hunger_force
Aug 6, 2005
  1. Hi, I want to format my hd but dont want to have to re-install everyithing. I heard that you can mirror a hd but i dont know how can some one please explain how you would go about doing this.
  2. Agent Ify

    Agent Ify TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Its called ghosting ur harddrive.... I belive u can get the program to ghost ur hd at western digitals website... there is a download there for a program that will format fdisk and ghost your harddrive. U need 2 harddrives to do this tho
  3. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    You know, I decided that I need some software to make a backup copy of my HDD. So I was searching and compare for several days, and stopped at hard drive backup software. I think it's the easiest backup method. So you just need create an exact image of important partition (or of the whole HDD), and make a bootable CD, it takes reasonable amount of space.
    Then you could format your HDD after that restore from CD your OS and all apps with needed data. Usually, it takes me about 10 minutes.
  4. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Why do you want to format btw? It sounds like you are planning on putting it back just as it was.
  5. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 72

    i have had my hd for a long time and i thought it would be a good idea
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