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Duplicating a Windows XP hard drive using an older Image MASSter Solo cloning device

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Does anyone know if the original Image MASSter Solo cloning device by ICS is capable of cloning Windows XP hard drives?   This model of cloning devices is pretty old.  We used this device when we had Windows 98 workstations and it worked well but ICS has moved on from this model and does not support it any longer.  The manual only lists instructions up to Windows NT.  Any info on this device will be appreciated.
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by:Yan_west
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If this cloning device supports NTFS, probably it will be able to do it.

is this what you have?


Image MASSter Solo 2 Professional
http://www.ics-iq.com/show_item.cfm?itemId=163

they say it supports windows xp, but here, with the version 1, they dont tell anything about it, the closest thing they support is NT, they also support Sco and unix, wich have different file system.. maybe it would work, but I think you'll have to try for yourself to see. I've search around, and found nothing else.
http://www.upgradesolutions.com/products/solo.htm
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by:go4marc
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No,  I do not have the Solo 2 Professional.  I have what might be the original model.   It does have NTFS capabilities but only supports up to NT.  I suppose it's worth trying since it's otherwise useless to us.  

Thanks for info.
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Post back to tell me if it works.. Just general curiosity :)
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by:go4marc
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Just thought I'd pass on my updated info.  The model we have, the original Image MASSter Solo,  will copy an XP drive.   The limitation on this model's copying modes relates to NTFS partitions, not NTFS drives in general.  I had stopped using the device during our NT workstation phase.  That is because the ICQ Copy mode on the device will copy NTFS drives but not partitioned NTFS drives.  I contacted their tech support and they said it will work but thought we should upgrade to the newer model because it is more reliable.  

The manual mentions using the NTFS ICQ Copy mode but if you read further it states that "NTFS ICQ Copy" is not an actual selection on the display screen.  When you select ICQ Copy, the device automatically detects if it is an NTFS drive and switches to NTFS ICQ Copy mode.



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