CopyWipe, any good?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by chrishathaway, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. chrishathaway

    chrishathaway Member Guru

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    Just brought a OCZ Vertex 2 and I want to copy my current sata win7 drive over to it.

    Copywipe looks good, any comments chaps?
     
  2. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    If the current SATA Windows 7 drive is about the same size as the SSD, just boot a Linux LiveCD and issue this command. It will make a bit for bit copy of your HDD to your SSD:

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    dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=512 conv=noerror
    
    sda would be your HDD and sdb is your SSD (for example). The blocksize is traditionally 512B.

    It will also copy the drive partition table and the boot sector as well. It's literally a bit for bit copy of the drive. That's how you image drives on Linux.

    deltatux
     
  3. chrishathaway

    chrishathaway Member Guru

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    ah right, I have a linux livecd and clonezilla, that looks like it simplifies things a little, probably just is a front end to the command line you are suggesting.

    drive due on Wednesday, so if you have any further advice... :)
     

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