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Windows 7: Quick one : Can I use my source HDD while cloning?

20 Dec 2012   #1
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Quick one : Can I use my source HDD while cloning?

Hey guys.
My bro purchased me an additional 1TB hard drive so I am gonna set it up. However, before, I want to backup my current 1TB hard drive to my backup 1TB hard drive through USB using the free version of Acronis. However, the process takes FOREVER (11 hours).

So, I would like to know if I can use my source HDD (read only) while Acronis clones it through USB to my backup drive? Let's just say that find time quite long if I don't have access to my music. :\

Later guys.


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20 Dec 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sébastien,

Sure, you can still use your computer at the same time while it's creating the backup in the background.
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21 Dec 2012   #3
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Sébastien,

Sure, you can still use your computer at the same time while it's creating the backup in the background.
I meant my 1TB music hard drive, not my system disk, Brink.
For exemple, I play music in Foobar2000 while Acronis is creating a clone of the hard drive where the music is on through USB.
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21 Dec 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes, you sure can.
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