Noisy Hard Drive

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caryjoy
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Just before leaving the house to go to work this morning (I have a day job!!) I heard this "mechanical" straining noise coming from the studio. Upon investigating it was coming from one of our 3 hard drives fitted in one of the PC's. Unfortunately I didn't have time to examine which one it was, but I will probably be unlucky & find that it's the "C" drive where all the programmes are located. Is there a way I can transfer all the programmes directly onto a new drive, shut the old drive down & then use the new drive as the controlling HD or do I have to reload everything along with upgrades etc etc??

fuddam
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I use Acronis TrueImage - has a drive duplication feature. Install new drive alongside original, tell ATI to duplicate C on to it, shut down and replace drives.

has worked perfectly for me, when was running out of space on C:

caryjoy
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Fuddam, thanks for that. I was dreading reloading everything!! Where cabn I obtain this software?

fuddam
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http://www.acronis.com/

though I often find the cheapest deal for it is on Amazon.co.uk

there's a trial version anyway, so no harm in trying it out. Not sure if there are any restrictions during the trial.

fuddam
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I see they now have a dedicated program to do what you require: Migrate Easy

fully functioning for 15 days :)

might be all you need, if you already have a backup program installed.......

caryjoy
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Fuddam, I have actually got Norton Ghost on the system but most people I know don't rate it! If I was to install Acronis will it conflict with Ghost?

fuddam
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have no idea. Not heard of installing both. In theory, I'm GUESSING it won't conflict, but.......

that easy migrate tool wouldn't conflict, I'm pretty sure, and seeing as you can use the trial version, should be perfect for what you need right now

:)