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Thread: Cloning bootdrive to new HDD. Preparations-Formatting?

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    Cloning bootdrive to new HDD. Preparations-Formatting?

    Will clone 500gb IDE to new 1TB-Sata-drive.
    a) must the new drive first be recognized and prepaired in the system?
    b) formatting not needed?
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    Does disk management see the drive? If yes, you need to create a partition, then format the drive so it can accept the cloning.

    All drives need to be prepared before they can accept DATA.

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    Like decades ago i will use again diskmanager from boot-cd. it seems it doesnt matter of older. i only fear very slow formatting on SSE-processor pc. will do when not busy working on pc. only have one working now. except netbook with IPS-screen. only this way i will know. I expect quicker working hdd. from 500gb to 1TRB. already recognized this when switching to 2TB mon other configuration. Thanks
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    You're welcome!

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    Now the 20 Cent/Rappen(Zwanzgerli) went trough. in the meantime this had been done by me within Windows.
    maybe its better not to set drive-letters.
    If available in diskmanager for my new drive quick-format will do, right?
    otherwise i could imagine to wait very long on my old SSE-processor-pc. On the other hand would then know how long.
    its time to get a x299 during this year or even newest tech-pc with quickest USB.
    in the meantime old-win7-pc will be reactivated and i will get a 32gb ram i7-PC asus Z87C.
    quick i7 laptop convertible also in my backhead. have acer spin 111. 1.25kg. win10s/edge.
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