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Windows 7: Switching out Hard Drive to 10000 RPM's

11 Feb 2010   #1
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Switching out Hard Drive to 10000 RPM's

I wanna switch out my current HD 7200 rpm to the WD raptor 10000 rpm. What do I have to do to get all the information from my old to new one thanks.


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11 Feb 2010   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You can go to Back-up and Restore. In the upper left there will be a "create system image" link. Press that and put the image of your current drive on an external drive or DVDs.

You can then switch drives and use the "install DVD" or "repair CD" to restore the image to the new drive.

Here is a video on creating and restoring an image. Hope it helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d9lS1wbsPg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvtSKZfSAdQ
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11 Feb 2010   #3
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks
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11 Feb 2010   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 
Better yet just get Clonezilla!

Just get Clonezilla (free open source utility that works great!)

Clonezilla

No hassles, just hook both drives up, boot off the Clonezilla Live CD, choose your source and destination drives... its EASY!

Here's a tut: https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...ge-backup.html
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11 Feb 2010   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Just get Clonezilla (free open source utility that works great!)

Clonezilla

No hassles, just hook both drives up, boot off the Clonezilla Live CD, choose your source and destination drives... its EASY!

Here's a tut: https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...ge-backup.html
Good point, some of these cloning apps might be easier. There are many options to clone or image your drive. If you need more suggestions I'm sure we can come up with more. I have used this app before. You have to make a bootable .iso but it's not hard.

EASEUS Disk Copy: Free Disk Copy, Disk Clone, Partition Copy Software. Sector by Sector for hard drive backup freeware.
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11 Feb 2010   #6
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Yea I just went to clonzila site looks difficult. How do I know what to download. I have a 64 bit w7 system. I wanna switch from my current 7200 rpm HD to New 10000 Rpm HD PLease help Thanks. Do I hook up both drives together from Motherboard or 1 at a time?
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11 Feb 2010   #7
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corvet786c View Post
Yea I just went to clonzila site looks difficult. How do I know what to download. I have a 64 bit w7 system. I wanna switch from my current 7200 rpm HD to New 10000 Rpm HD PLease help Thanks. Do I hook up both drives together from Motherboard or 1 at a time?
You could always do it my way from those videos. It may take longer but it's easy.

I have never used Clonzilla but with Easeus, you hook up both drives and boot to an .iso CD you have to make, then copy one disk to another. I would imagine Clonzilla is about the same. It isn't hard but may take some reading.

here is the easy way to use Easeus

http://www.easeus.com/disk-copy/disk-copy.htm
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11 Feb 2010   #8
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corvet786c View Post
Yea I just went to clonzila site looks difficult. How do I know what to download. I have a 64 bit w7 system. I wanna switch from my current 7200 rpm HD to New 10000 Rpm HD PLease help Thanks. Do I hook up both drives together from Motherboard or 1 at a time?
Did you review the tutorial? You download the stable live cd iso here: Clonezilla Live download

THis is an iso that you use to create your bootable cd from... its very easy... really! Review or print the tutorial first if you are worried!
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12 Feb 2010   #9
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Is it worth it for me to get the WD raptor and spend $200.00 or just keep with what I have the standard 200GB 7200rpms.
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12 Feb 2010   #10
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Unless your doing alot of file transfer the difference is measured in miliseconds. You probably won't even notice the difference between 7200 and 10,000 rpm
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