After spending 6-8 months trying to make a "Acronis" and "Ghost" Disk Copy ( a Bootable Miirror) of a 200G Samsung SATA now running in an HP Pavillion as the sole (C Drive...
THERE MUST BE AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE ABOVE BY AN OLD DOS USER
Clone Mirror Image of 200G Samsung HP SATA HDD to:
new (unused) 500G PATA Western Digital (WD5000AAKB)
Using Server's independant IDE Boot Drive currently running 500G (XP Pro)
to Handle the Above copy This would/shoud effectively stop losing files "in use" on the SATA
Server has hardware to drive 4 IDE and 1 SATA Drive(s) 5 Bays Available
Note: I also have a new stand alone pci IDE Controller (reactive I/O Ultra ATA IDE Controller Card if needed)
HELP PLEASE !
P.S. Anyone familiar with "The Geek Squad" at Best buy and IF they can do this for me and What the cost might be...
I took this to my Chinese dude who said $45 to do the above; but also said that he can not always suceed in making a Clone or Mirror and
if it doesn't "work"--I still pay them $45???!!!