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Clone or just copy data to a new Drive?
Last post Sat, Feb 22 2020 by mgmazzei, 4 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Feb 21 2020 01:30
by mgmazzei
Joined on Sat, Feb 21 2004, Posts 153

I need some help...

I have 2 TB barracuda disk drives with over 1.8TB of Vienna libraries on both drives. .  I have 2 new  SSD 2 TB drives.  I have formatted the new drives NTFS….. Should I clone the drives or just copy the samples.  I am told that I should  clone the drives. What is the advantage to cloning?  I guess it is too much data to copy over for the Disk drive.. could cause errors..…   Acronis software wants $60.00 for their cloning software.!!! There is free software out there, but which one should i get?? This would be on a PC.  So, should I clone the drives and if so… what software should i use or does it matter at all…. Any thoughts..


Thanks
 
Mike
Posted on Fri, Feb 21 2020 13:37
by Bill
Joined on Fri, Sep 23 2005, Berkshires. MA USA, Posts 929

Just copy to the new drive.

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Posted on Sat, Feb 22 2020 14:31
by mschmitt
Joined on Mon, Jan 01 2007, Posts 146

If you are just going to store sample libraries on your new SSD drives, you can just copy the data to them, and they will work fine.

"Cloning" is generally used for making an exact copy of a drive with an OS and appications installed on it. For example, if you were going to replace your starttup drive with with an SSD, then cloning it would be the way to go. There is no reason to do this if you are just copying data on to new drves.

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Posted on Sat, Feb 22 2020 19:25
by mgmazzei
Joined on Sat, Feb 21 2004, Posts 153

Thanks.... Since I had the cloning program... and since ( from the replies)  it really does not matter, clone or copy.. I just cloned the drives... ... So far, it worked...  Thanks for the answers...

 

Thanks to all 

Mike

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