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    • cloud_dog
    • By cloud_dog 9th Nov 19, 3:07 PM
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    Disk to Disk Copy Different Sized Disks
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    • 9th Nov 19, 3:07 PM
    Disk to Disk Copy Different Sized Disks 9th Nov 19 at 3:07 PM
    Hi

    Looking for some techie help (unsurprisingly...)

    Looking to replace a HDD on a laptop and was hoping to use my HDD docking station to do a disk-2-disk copy. My problem is that the laptop has a 1.5TB disk and they are rare(ish) so, was wondering if I can do a copy of 1.5TB to a 1TB? Or is this simply not possible due to sectors etc?

    I suppose my fall back position would be to purchase a 2TB and let the copy structure it as 1.5TB drive.

    Was looking for the cheapest option just to keep the laptop (old HDD) ticking over for a little while longer.
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    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 10th Nov 19, 4:40 PM
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    On USB 3, a full Windows 10 home installation, with a handful of typical home/office programs (Libre Office, Firefox, etc), the transfer using Acronis takes around 12 to 15 mins or perhaps 30 if there are a lot of files, nowhere near “hours”.
    • mgfvvc
    • By mgfvvc 10th Nov 19, 8:10 PM
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    On USB 3, a full Windows 10 home installation, with a handful of typical home/office programs (Libre Office, Firefox, etc), the transfer using Acronis takes around 12 to 15 mins or perhaps 30 if there are a lot of files, nowhere near “hours”.
    Originally posted by Frozen_up_north

    You can't assume typical. Last time I did this I was copying something like 500GB data on a 1TB disk. I suspect the old USB caddy I was using is probably only USB2. It really did take hours, about 5 hours IIRC, and ended with an error, so all that time was wasted.
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