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    COPY FROM SATA HDD TO IDE HDD ??

    Anyone know if it's possible to do this free and easily and be able to boot properly afterwards? It's an XP image I need to transfer.

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    I assume you've purchased a new SATA drive and which to migrate your os to it? If you've bought a Segate or a WD Harddrive I believe both companies offer free software for migrating old to new harddrives on their website. I know Segate offer a lite Acronis (used this recently) and WD offer something else (at least they did in 2004). Check out your HD manufacturer website you just might find what you need.

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    I've used XXClone to do this in the past. It doesn't do a block-for-block copy, it just copies all files using the regular copy mechanism from one drive to the other, then makes the new one bootable.

    It's worked for me a couple of times. Just be sure you don't erase your original drive until you've used and rebooted the new one a couple of times to make sure there are no bugs!

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    Drive image xml can do a hot clone using vss.

    Yes I see no reason why you cannot clone from one type of drive to another

    Ben

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    Thanks for the suggestions. In the end I ended up using Acronis True Image trial in the end. The others might have worked but only during the process I realised the HD I was writing to, was playing up.

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