I second Henrik! Ghost is plastic and fast. I archive partition to file image, then burn *.gho to cdrom along with a copy of ghost...(to be really trick, make cdrom bootable)
Disk to Disk, it'll transfer .5 gb per minute on fast pcs.
If you have a network, take a look at PCR Dist...
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