Hdisk to Hdisk App??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bretenn, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    i wanted to know what program is best to clone a harddisk to another hdisk.... (ntfs)
    i'm using norton ghost but i think it is not supported ntfs.....
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    Ghost supports NTFS, the latest one does anyway.

  3. allan

    allan Guest

    Ghost & Drive Image are the two best choices.
  4. Bob S

    Bob S Guest

    Ghost in Systemworks 2002 and 2003 bith support NTFS. Other "standalone" versions from 2002 on support NTFS. If you need to check your version go to Symantec's website.

    Note one more thing, the version of ghost that doesnot require boot disks (SW 2003), does not work in my opinion. Use MS or PC DOS boot disks to insure success.
  5. Grymblayd

    Grymblayd Guest

    I had a similar experience with the no -boot cd ver. as well.
    It is making me look into researching a dvd burner ....something I am however willing to wait a little longer for ....let them get the format standardized and then I'll hop on the train.
    If you are just ghosting for basic install I think 1 cd ( maybe 2 )
    is sufficient ...but if you are backing up partitions of data, I would'nt want to be disc swapping too much ( I'd just assume keep my OS'es on a partitioned master and keep all other data on a Slave drive "safe" from any OS cleaning up I need to do.

    Be careful to physically remove the slave drive ( from the middle section of the IDE cable )
    I'll tell you why......upon installing setup shifts your drives over one letter to make a temp to put setup files into.
    Having only disabled from setup and not physically removed the drive ....setup found my slave and used it as the temp. Upon completion of the install I booted my computer and saw that I still had my "d:" drive, but it only had about 7mb total capacity instead of 40 gigs. I managed to fix that but I almost lost three years of photographs of my son .
    That happened on a WinME system so who knows ...better safe than sorry ...Just reattach the slave and reboot .

    Grym ( and looking to make my drives dynamic ) blayd