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Avoiding Hard Drive Problems

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I have a 4 year old PC, and I am running out of hard disk space, its only a 80 Gig Hard Drive.  I would like to just purchase a nice large hard drive and mirror my hard drive.  I would like to do the mirror gain the extra space and be up and running very quickly.  What are the best tools for this job?
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mirroring gets you to raid 1 array which does not expand your hdd space, raid 1 has the space of the smallest of the drives. I think - where you're goint is to avoid hdd problems with expanding... the solution is to buy 2 hdd (+1 80 gb for mirror system drive to avoid crash) and to buy an extra hdd for an additional space.

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Sorry I think I explained what I wanted incorrectly because of the term "Mirroring",  I just want to copy my data from my full hard drive to a brand new one (a much larger hd).  After copying I want to use the new hard drive and have it boot like normal, an exact "mirror" copy of the full hard drive.  After that happens maybe I will consider buying 2 more drives and goto raid 5 (but I think that will get expensive)
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A product like Migrate Easy is what you want....
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/migrateeasy/

There are free tools to do this but its a more complex process to reclaim the extra space.
http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live/

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We nice product, I hope the product does what it says.
Anybody have any experience with Acronis® Migrate Easy 7.0?

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I have not used Migrate Easy but it's often recommended for this kind of thing. Also its maker Acronis is very well respected.
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