Cloning IDE drives

From: Lawrence Walker <>
Date: Fri Dec 29 16:16:48 2000

> The subject (I think) is on topic, the hardware to which I'm
> refering is
> a little too new for us, but I'm gonna ask anyway.
> I have a Pentium I wintel box which I've had for nearly five years.
> It's 1.9 GB HD has been slowly developing bearing whine for the last
> several months. It is getting noticibly louder now and I'm sure this
> faithful old HD is nearing the end of it's earthly sojourn.
> My fantasy is that I can buy another IDE drive (of somewhat larger
> capacity) and just somehow copy the whole thing on the original down
> to the new one, without having to go thru the backup/restore/re-auth
> all the programs I've got on it. I have 8mm streaming tape backups of
> the system, but that's a pain.
> I'm living in southern India so 'just pop in to Fry's and get a
> package
> like DriveCopy III' is not an option. :)
> Any advice/how-to/magic formulae?
> Cheers and Happy NuYeer
> John
 I just bought a 10 G Samsung and made an easy transfer.
Samsung, and I imagine most major manufacturers do the same,
provided me with a link to an installation program from On-Track.
 Upon supplying the Samsung ser # number I was able to
download it. It even provided an overlay fix for my old Bios to
get around its 2 G limit rather than having to install a new Bios.
 There's also a wealth of material at
ciao larry

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