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    Question Laptop hard drives

    My laptop, a Dell Inspiron E1705, only has a 100gig HDD. I want to replace it with a larger one as I'm running it right at capacity and I believe it's 5 years old now. Getting a new drive and physically installing it isn't a problem. My questions is how do I clone the drive I have now?

    Any recommendations on a replacement drive? I'd like to have the John Deere of HDDs. Only the best will do.
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    Not sure if it applies to your situation or not, but have you ever considered a network attached drive (NAS)?
    I put all my pics, movies, music and misc files on one and that frees up my laptop, plus everyone else in my household can access the same files.
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    If you are running windows vista or higher up, there should be a program under "maintenace" to make a backup or restore disk. All the disks I made needed DVD blanks to use it. I had to do the same thing for my laptop and worked great. Just make sure if there is anything you can't live without like pictures, I like to put them on jump drives. Or you can purchase an external hard drive and do a back up on that. I use a 1tb hard drive and save every thing to that. Also make sure you have your cd key handy just in case.

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    Jason,there are plenty of freeware programs that will clone. Maybe do some homework/research and find a good one. Personally,for my drives I use a company called Acronis. True Image Home 2012 is what would be used for the cloning.
    As for the John Deere of drives,IMO an SSD. OCZ's Vertex 4 series to be specific would be the ticket,but you'd have to make sure your motherboard would support one.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdufresne View Post
    Not sure if it applies to your situation or not, but have you ever considered a network attached drive (NAS)?
    I put all my pics, movies, music and misc files on one and that frees up my laptop, plus everyone else in my household can access the same files.
    I use a NAS as a simple file server and backup device for our PC's and laptop. I have it in a RAID 1 configuration. I would just copy the disk to another computer or NAS, then copy it back to the new hard drive. I'm not sure if the OS will be happy with such a simplistic approach.

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    As for the John Deere of drives,IMO an SSD. OCZ's Vertex 4 series to be specific would be the ticket,but you'd have to make sure your motherboard would support one.


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    Given the age of the laptop, I suspect his motherboard won't support a SSD (Solid State Disk). At five years of age, it may be nearing time to replace the laptop.
    I have more ideas than ambition.


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    Everyone has their favorite but I recommend EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition. It is freeware, it has a wizard that helps to do exactly what you are looking for, and is very user friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    My laptop, a Dell Inspiron E1705, only has a 100gig HDD. I want to replace it with a larger one as I'm running it right at capacity and I believe it's 5 years old now. Getting a new drive and physically installing it isn't a problem. My questions is how do I clone the drive I have now?

    Any recommendations on a replacement drive? I'd like to have the John Deere of HDDs. Only the best will do.
    Talk about spending moldy money. Buy a new computer first, you probably have every dime you ever made.
    We use Acronis at work but I agree with others, NAS or external Hard Drive.
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    Talk about spending moldy money. Buy a new computer first, you probably have every dime you ever made.


    Really Jason. It's about time. You're upgrading your tractor,'bout time to upgrade your 'puter too.
    I've had mine now for 5 years,and I can't wait to put my Newegg wish list in the checkout basket, so I can start putting together my new gaming rig!


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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post


    Really Jason. It's about time. You're upgrading your tractor,'bout time to upgrade your 'puter too.
    I've had mine now for 5 years,and I can't wait to put my Newegg wish list in the checkout basket, so I can start putting together my new gaming rig!


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    I know I know.......but it's working just fine. I probably should just bite the bullet and upgrade. Now what to upgrade to...
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    Now what to upgrade to...
    If you're after a full tower gaming rig,I can help. Anything else,like a laptop.No can do.


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