Copying contents from my HDD to a larger Drive

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I have to transfer the contents of my hard drive to a bigger one. Do I need to use software for this? Do I need to create back up before the transfer?

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Copying contents from my HDD to a larger Drive

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No, you do not need any software to install nor any backups etc to be created. You can simply connect the larger hard drive to your computer and transfer your data from the smaller hard disk to the larger one. This can be done only in the of having a desktop.

In case of laptop, you can connect the larger hard disk to your laptop by using a converter (depending upon which type of hard disk you have) If you have got an IDE hard disk, then of course you will need an IDE to USB hard disk converter. Incase the larger hard disk is SATA, then of course you will need a SATA to USB hard disk converter.

Answered By 0 points N/A #103137

Copying contents from my HDD to a larger Drive

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Better use Laptop or PC with a UPS for power failures and you can try software like Teracopy and speedup your transaction and keep update what are coping files and quickly reaction like pause, Stop, Resume.

Good luck!

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Copying contents from my HDD to a larger Drive

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If you need to backup the contents of your hard drive to another much bigger drive and you are planning to buy a new drive, try going for an external hard drive. An external hard drive doesn’t require a complicated setup to connect it to your computer.

You simply connect one end of the USB cable that came with it to the external hard drive and the other end to the USB port of your computer. Your computer should then detect the new drive. When Microsoft Windows prompts you to install the software from the external hard drive, just install it.

When installation is finished, you may now use the new drive for backing up files from your hard drive. Before you literally copy files to the new external hard drive, you must first format it. You can also create partitions if you want to split the drive into multiple drives.

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