I recently helped a neighbor upgrade his failing hard drive. He purchased a Maxtor and the maxblast software that came with it really did all the work down to creating the same partitions he had on his old drive. And copying the entire drive in one step. My question is - are all mfg tools as easy to use when replacing a boot drive (as far as copying an entire disk image with all its partitions) or is Maxblast an exception. I was reading the instructions for Disk Wizard on Seagate's site and it does not appear to be as simple as the Maxtor tool. Looks like you would have to give the partition sizes first, then copy part by part?