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mbalensiefer
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« on: June 04, 2012, 10:46:54 AM »
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I am trying to determine which imaging software can best take ~40 gigs of data from a larger HD (~128 GB) and create an (approximate) 40-gig image and allow this image to be installed, partition-free, on a larger-than-40-gig hard drive.

So far, my smaller-imaged data sets seem to bottleneck the partition size of the new (larger) disks when installed.

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Michael
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 05:00:13 AM »
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OS?

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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2012, 06:48:29 AM »
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So Sorry!:P

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2012, 07:18:14 AM »
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I am trying to determine which imaging software can best take ~40 gigs of data from a larger HD (~128 GB) and create an (approximate) 40-gig image and allow this image to be installed, partition-free, on a larger-than-40-gig hard drive.

Hi Michael,

Lots of software can do that, you could even use a regular copy cycle to transfer between disks. But maybe I'm not understanding your issue.

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So far, my smaller-imaged data sets seem to bottleneck the partition size of the new (larger) disks when installed.

I do not understand. Do you have a a disk image? How was that image made? Did it include empty sectors and such, or special compression?

Perhaps you need a different application to manage the diskdata altogether, e.g. something like Paragon's Hard Disk Manager 12 Suite. They also have a more Professional version, but you may have no need for the additional features. I use their Disk Partitioning software, and it's very solid software.

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Bart
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 07:43:21 AM »
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I am using S-Drive software to image ~108 G of data (from a 121 G drive) onto a 111 G drive.
The problem is that the resultant image is the same size as my hard drive's total space, used-or-unused (~121G).

I want the image itself to be the size of my data, only.
I need software that will take this data and put it onto any-sized drive that is larger than this data...and without creating a new partition.
I have had no luck with Acronis, either.

Tongue

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~Michael
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