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Cloning two 3TB hard drive to two 3TB external hard drives

  • Windows 7
  • External Hard Drive
  • Hard Drives
Last response: in Windows 7
January 29, 2014 5:54:07 AM

Hi all, :) 

After almost losing most of my data I want to start a good back-up routine.

My computer has two internal 3TB hard-drives. I have ordered two external USB 3 3TB hard-drives.

I thinking about buying HDClone 'Standard Edition', but I want to make sure it's right for me before I buy.

I want it to be a completely exact copy.

Does HDClone clone 3TB hard-drives? (I saw that some software only clones hard-drives up to 1TB)

Do you think I should buy it?


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a b $ Windows 7
January 29, 2014 6:36:00 AM

I can't speak for HD Clone, but there is 'free' cloning software such as clonezilla available.
January 30, 2014 5:36:10 AM

Thanks. I'll have a look at Clonezilla before I buy anything.
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a c 255 $ Windows 7
January 30, 2014 8:01:53 AM

If the drive is a storage drive (not your OS drive), then you may want to look at backup software instead of cloning. Backup software can generally compress backup files saving you space on the backup drive where as a clone will take up the same amount of space as the original. Backup software also allows you to do differential backups so that only what gets changed gets backed up. A clone would copy all the data every time. Anyhow, it depends on what you want or need.
February 4, 2014 10:09:52 AM

Hi all, :) 

What I ended up doing was buying Acronis True Image 2014.

I do a image of my system hard drive with Acronis, and make a copy of my file hard drive using SyncToy.

All works well, and doesn't take all that long!

Thanks for the help everyone!