hi i have a new hard drive i want to copy all the info off the old one so i can send it in for an rma. i was wondering if i just highlight drag and drop all the files from one disk to another if that is just as good as using a clone tool or whatever you call it
No, it is not. Drag and drop is fine for data files such as office documents, pictures, music, and the likes. You can not however copy the operating system files and boot loader. You will need to clone the drive in order to accomplish this.