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how to setup a new hd for True Image.  How best to partition it.

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Recently lost a hard drive to a mechanical failure, so now i am motivated to mirror the drive.  Currently i have 2 new 120g wd drives, internal.  the second one has not been setup yet, and i am wondering how best i should partition it.  i do some family movie editing, so the second drive is good for the storage of those files i believe.  

My guess, is i calculate how much space i think i'd need for the mirror, setup that partition for that, and leave, or create the remainder for the video folders.  

I picked True Image as the most appropriate app for this.  Just want to get a blessing on partitioning the second drive, and that all this will provide me what i am hoping for.  and if there are any step by step procedures i should keep in mind, so i dont learn this the hard way.  

Will True Image be self explanatory in the wizard from this point on.  Thanks in advance.  

Windows XP, True Image 6, about 20 gig of current storage or files.
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rick in Jupiter FL
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You have a two 120GB drives. This is what I do. As far as partitioning do what you are comfortable with. However I would suggest not partitioning it into more than two partitions. One for the OS and one for everything else. Personally I don't believe in complicating things. If you use more than two partitions I truly believe down the line you will regret it. Now after doing that if you have Acronis 7 then it has the capacity to clone one disk to another. This is precisely what I do and the as use the Acronis to clone the main disk.
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Please upgrade to Acronis 7. Yes you can mirror one drive using RAID but in my opinion RAID comes with a lot of complications that cloning over comes. Set up your main disk as you want then use Acronis to clone that disk.
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