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I just received my 74gb Raptor and need some help transferring all my junk from my 120gb Seagate...I plan on keeping the Seagate for all my media and extra storage, then running the programs and such off of the Raptor. So what I need to do is transfer everything from the Seagate to the Raptor (meaning, make a copy) then format the Seagate, then transfer what I want, like media, back to the Seagate. I think this is all correct...but i need help!

I got the drive screwed in and hooked up properly...I log into Windows and it comes up with "New Hardware Detected (Disc Drive)", just like it would bring up when you plug in a flash drive. It gives you the options to "Safely Remove Hardware" and stuff like that...It doesn't show up in My Computer.

I read some where that I need to install drivers in order for Windows to detect it. Is this correct? If so, then what do I do? How do I go about copying everything from one drive to the other? Thanks!
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Buy Acronis, you wont regret it, best piece of software I have ever purchased
The Seagate is an ATA. The name of the backup file is MyBackup1, and it's still got 40 minutes left of copying. When it asked me if I wanted to exclude any System files in the backup process I chose not to exclude any. Should I have or no?

And yes, I'm definitely considering buying Acronis :D
Include ALL ... backup the entire drive ... "Create a new full backup" is the right choice.

The file name MUST include the extension (tib) .. like MyBackup1.tib
Acronis doesn't do this by default.

The file size should be about 60>70% of the occupied space in the Raptor... it's compressed.
Oh okay. Can I just add that extension when it's done then by renaming it?
Yes .. but set your system to show extensions ... to be sure it's not there .. instead of just invisible.
When it's done making the recovery ...
You can mount the backup Image as a Virtual drive that will show up as a new drive in my Computer.
Then you can read the contents .. this would be a good way to check it.
See .. "Explore and Validate backup Archives" in Acronis.
Be sure to un-mount it when done.
Ooo, you are does have a .tib extension. I'll let you know how big the file is when complete.

Now let's say I were to reformat the Raptor and end up with a fresh install of Windows and a backup file on my other drive. Does Acronis know how to transfer all that stuff back or will I be outta luck with some data?
If you followed the instructions ..
An Acronis FULL backup is just like Cloning the drive to a new one ..
BUT .. The Cloned image is stored in a backup file .. instead of going straight to a new drive.

It's everything including the MBR in the root of the drive.

I think you're hinting at reinstalling you gaming apps and data on top of a fresh install of windows ... using Acronis.
As far as I know .. this can't be done.
Well as of now I think I'll just keep how it is, cloned from the Seagate. I formatted the Seagate and put all my media and pictures on there to save some space. This drive is faaaaast, I love it! If I ever feel the need to though, I will reformat.

Now the last thing to deal with is the task bar icon. That "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is still there, and the Raptor drive is shown in the window when I open it up. How do I rid of this? I updated the driver for the Raptor btw.
Agh, here I'll attach a screen shot.


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I'd like to see a Screen Shot of your Disc Management screen showing both drives.
Here ya go, sorry I didn't post it sooner.


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Hummm .. Don't see anything unusual.
Does your Mobo support at least two SATA ports ???
I wonder what would happen if you made the SATA the first boot device in the BIOS

I have two bootable SATA's (basically twins) ... Neither of them show up in "Safe Disconnect"


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Yeah, my mobo has 4 SATA ports, and I plugged this drive into Port 1.

I was told this on another forum
"If you have windows XP you will need to install drivers to use the sata drive (assuming your Mobo supports them)."

Well I did a driver update for the Raptor and it said it found/installed the updates...

Here's some info I gathered from the bios-

Hard Disk Drives
1. 1st SATA-M: WDC (Raptor)
2. 1st Master: ST3 (Seagate)
3. Bootable Add-in Cards

Boot Priority
1st Boot Device- CDROM
2nd- Hard Disk
3rd- Hard Disk
4th- Disabled

I tried changing the Boot Priority to Hard Disk, Hard Disk, CD ROM but had no success.

Primary IDE Master- ST3 (Seagate)
Primary IDE Slave- None
First SATA Master- WDC (Raptor)
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I changed the jumper settings on the Seagate to make it the success with that darned icon.
Some boards just won't boot or show ide drive if satas are enabled and in use.
It boots both drives shows both drives just wont get rid of the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the taskbar for the Raptor.
Well done, I have book marked that for future reference:up:
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