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cloning and replacing my hard drive. dell CPIa 366xt

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by alfonso gayoso, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. I'm considering to install a bigger hard drive for my laptop (dell
    latitude cpia 366xt)

    anybody knows the max capacity hd I could use? I am eyeing 20 to 40

    Best way to clone/copy my current one? I never done this but I'm
    thinking using my pc, along a 2.5 to 3.5 in adapter. copy the old hd
    contents to pc, then attach the new one to it and copy all info to it.

    What I don't know is which software to use. I think I read something
    about norton ghost but I am not sure if you actually clone or just
    copy some basic info with it. Some freeware would be nice.

    alfonso gayoso, Jan 2, 2004
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  2. alfonso gayoso

    Dg1261 Guest

    Hi, Al, did you ever get your touchpad working?

    IIRC, bios version A07 and above support HDD's over 8GB. I haven't checked
    whether a 12.5mm-thick HDD will physically fit, but any of the usual 9.5mm HDDs
    should be fine. I'm using a 9.5mm 40GB Travelstar with my CPiA 366XT, bios
    version A15.

    As for copying the contents, you need something designed for transferring the
    whole system, including the boot sector. Norton (Symantec) Ghost and
    PowerQuest (now Symantec) DriveImage are the two most famous such utilities,
    but are expensive for your needs. If you're handy from the command line, you
    can get by with the free xxcopy (see www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy10.htm). I think the
    best alternative is BootIt NG (www.bootitng.com), a partitioning/imaging/boot
    manager combo. Download for a free, fully-functional 30-day trial, and if you
    decide to keep it the $35 price is still a bargain.
    Dg1261, Jan 2, 2004
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