Seagate Disk Wizard for Hard Disc Migration and Backup

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If you have a Seagate hard disk, you are eligible to use Seagate's free DiskWizard which is an excellent tool. It can be found here:

If you haveyour new disc and want to make it a copy of your old one, then you have a few options:

1. Connect the new HDD as well as the old one to your computer. Then do a direct disk to disk clone. This method is simple and more reliable, especially if you have access to the Seagate tool above.

2. Save a compressed image file onto another HDD or DVDs. Then restore from that image onto the new HDD. This is more complicated and there is more to go wrong.  But may be your only option if you can't get both drives connected at the same time.

You can do a direct disk to disk clone with many non-Microsoft programs.

  • Casper XP is good but it's a lot of money to pay for a program which can only do cloning.
  • For the same price, Acronis TrueImage can do cloning and a lot of other useful things too, such as saving images of the system.
  • Symantec Ghost is another good tool for imaging, but is also quite expensive for a one off HDD migration task.

Good luck with the work,

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