Drive Image or True Image Question

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Jimmy Smith, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. Jimmy Smith

    Jimmy Smith Guest

    I have been using Drive Image 7 to do full drive back ups. Now I have True
    Image 8 and am thinking of switching since I hear it is easier.

    In all my time of backing up, I have never had the opportunity to do a full
    restore. My question is, if my hard drive crashes and I need to put a new
    hard drive in and then restore (from an USB external hard drive), does the
    back up software automatically format the new drive or do I need to somehow
    set it up first?

    Also, I have a 120 Gig drive in my computer now and I bought an exact 120
    Gig drive in the event I need to replace. What if I didn't have an exact
    drive? What if instead of the same manufacturer I had a different
    manufacturer or different size drive? Say a 100 Gig or a 200 Gig? Can the
    Image made from the 120 Gig (I used about 45 Gig) be restored to drives of
    different sizes?

    Jimmy
     
    Jimmy Smith, Oct 11, 2005
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  2. Jimmy Smith

    Mark Mandell Guest

    "Jimmy Smith" <> wrote in message
    news:awC2f.89$...
    >I have been using Drive Image 7 to do full drive back ups. Now I have True
    >Image 8 and am thinking of switching since I hear it is easier.
    >
    > In all my time of backing up, I have never had the opportunity to do a
    > full restore. My question is, if my hard drive crashes and I need to put
    > a new hard drive in and then restore (from an USB external hard drive),
    > does the back up software automatically format the new drive or do I need
    > to somehow set it up first?
    >
    > Also, I have a 120 Gig drive in my computer now and I bought an exact 120
    > Gig drive in the event I need to replace. What if I didn't have an exact
    > drive? What if instead of the same manufacturer I had a different
    > manufacturer or different size drive? Say a 100 Gig or a 200 Gig? Can
    > the Image made from the 120 Gig (I used about 45 Gig) be restored to
    > drives of different sizes?
    >
    > Jimmy


    Not sure about Drive Image but if it's like Norton Ghost(which I use)then
    the info shows up when you're going to restore the backup to the drive(i.e.,
    whether it's the whole drive or a partition, the name of the CD drive I'm
    using to put the CD ROM restore disks from).
    >
     
    Mark Mandell, Oct 11, 2005
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