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Getting A New HDD And Need To XFR To It



 
 
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Old November 12th 08, 01:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
therock[_11_]
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Default Getting A New HDD And Need To XFR To It


I'm running a single 750GB WD Green hard drive. I'm going to a RAID 1
setup onto 2 750GB WD RE3 HDDs'.

I need to clone or ghost to one of the new hard drives. Can I just do a
show hidden files, un-hide protected operating system files and do a
drag and drop onto the new drive?

It would be a shame to have to buy a program for a one time deal.


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- Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R
- Intel Q6600 G0
- 610W CORSAIR PSU
- POWERCOLOR AX3650 512M DDR2
- 8GB CORSAIR MEM
- 1XWD 750GB HDD
- 2X WD 750GB RE2 RAID-1
- VISTA X64 SP1
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Old November 12th 08, 02:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Default Getting A New HDD And Need To XFR To It

Why RAID is (usually) a Terrible Idea
http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles?&id=29


RAID Explained
http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles.php?id=24



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"therock" wrote in message ...

I'm running a single 750GB WD Green hard drive. I'm going to a RAID 1
setup onto 2 750GB WD RE3 HDDs'.

I need to clone or ghost to one of the new hard drives. Can I just do a
show hidden files, un-hide protected operating system files and do a
drag and drop onto the new drive?

It would be a shame to have to buy a program for a one time deal.


--
therock

*=================
'Rookie Photographer' (http://alcphoto.net)
=================*
PHOTOSHOP CS3 RIG

- Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R
- Intel Q6600 G0
- 610W CORSAIR PSU
- POWERCOLOR AX3650 512M DDR2
- 8GB CORSAIR MEM
- 1XWD 750GB HDD
- 2X WD 750GB RE2 RAID-1
- VISTA X64 SP1
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Old November 12th 08, 10:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
therock[_11_]
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Default Getting A New HDD And Need To XFR To It


Thanks for the RAID links and I'm aware odf said opinions but I'm doing
a RAID 1 for hardware backup if a drive fails the other keeps going and
I'll continue until the other is repaired or replaced.

I also have a RAID one in an external eSATA for backup. Gotta backup
thoses pictures.

So how about it. I need to get one of my new HDDs' mirrored to my
current single system HDD.

How about if I slap a new WD 750GB 7200 rpm in beside my current WD
750GB Green 5000/7200 rpm unit in a RAID 1 and let it mirror? Walla?


--
therock

*=================
'Rookie Photographer' (http://alcphoto.net)
=================*
PHOTOSHOP CS3 RIG

- Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R
- Intel Q6600 G0
- 610W CORSAIR PSU
- POWERCOLOR AX3650 512M DDR2
- 8GB CORSAIR MEM
- 1XWD 750GB HDD
- 2X WD 750GB RE2 RAID-1
- VISTA X64 SP1
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Old November 12th 08, 10:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Rick Rogers
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Default Getting A New HDD And Need To XFR To It

Hi,

You have to install Vista (or any version of Windows) with a raid driver in
place in order to use a raid setup. You can't simply copy the existing
installation to the new drive and be done with it, nor can you add the
driver to the existing installation. The hardware abstraction layer (hal) of
the OS is built at installation, it can't be altered later. To what you are
thinking would require a fresh install with the raid setup in place and the
raid driver, if not included in Vista, has to be added at the point where
you choose the installation location.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com

"therock" wrote in message
...

Thanks for the RAID links and I'm aware odf said opinions but I'm doing
a RAID 1 for hardware backup if a drive fails the other keeps going and
I'll continue until the other is repaired or replaced.

I also have a RAID one in an external eSATA for backup. Gotta backup
thoses pictures.

So how about it. I need to get one of my new HDDs' mirrored to my
current single system HDD.

How about if I slap a new WD 750GB 7200 rpm in beside my current WD
750GB Green 5000/7200 rpm unit in a RAID 1 and let it mirror? Walla?


--
therock

*=================
'Rookie Photographer' (http://alcphoto.net)
=================*
PHOTOSHOP CS3 RIG

- Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R
- Intel Q6600 G0
- 610W CORSAIR PSU
- POWERCOLOR AX3650 512M DDR2
- 8GB CORSAIR MEM
- 1XWD 750GB HDD
- 2X WD 750GB RE2 RAID-1
- VISTA X64 SP1


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Old November 13th 08, 05:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Richard Urban
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Default Getting A New HDD And Need To XFR To It

Relying on RAID for a backup is always a bad idea!

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Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"therock" wrote in message
...

Thanks for the RAID links and I'm aware odf said opinions but I'm doing
a RAID 1 for hardware backup if a drive fails the other keeps going and
I'll continue until the other is repaired or replaced.

I also have a RAID one in an external eSATA for backup. Gotta backup
thoses pictures.

So how about it. I need to get one of my new HDDs' mirrored to my
current single system HDD.

How about if I slap a new WD 750GB 7200 rpm in beside my current WD
750GB Green 5000/7200 rpm unit in a RAID 1 and let it mirror? Walla?


--
therock

*=================
'Rookie Photographer' (http://alcphoto.net)
=================*
PHOTOSHOP CS3 RIG

- Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3R
- Intel Q6600 G0
- 610W CORSAIR PSU
- POWERCOLOR AX3650 512M DDR2
- 8GB CORSAIR MEM
- 1XWD 750GB HDD
- 2X WD 750GB RE2 RAID-1
- VISTA X64 SP1


 




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