Transfering data from one hard drive to another

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I recently bought a new hard drive for my Inspiron 1150. I need some
way to transfer all the contents (some crazy dell system partition, and
my NTFS main one) to the other hard drive. I then would like to resize
the NTFS partition to take up the rest of the drive. I could probably
borrow someone else's laptop and hook them up using a crossover
ethernet cable. I currently have a Knoppix DVD burned. How would I go
about transfer the exact contents of one drive to the other? (Also: I
myself don't have another ahrd drive with enough free space to store
the laptop's hard drive image).

Re: Transfering data from one hard drive to another

I'd use Drive Image.  It has a "disk-to-disk" option, where entire
partitions are transferred from one disk to another, both directly
connected to the same computer at the same time.  For the connection, I
would use a USB connection on the new drive using one of these:

[This is a really cool device, and for $14, this is something that
EVERYONE who works on computers should have.]

You can resize it later with Partition Magic.

Note:  My recommendation is for Drive Image version 7.  Powerquest was
bought by Symantec, and I am not sure that Drive Image is still being
marketed.  The "guts" of Drive Image became Symantec Norton Ghost
version 9, but I'm not sure of what happened to the "disk to disk" mode,
or if or how easy/difficult this would be to do with Ghost version 9.
It may well be possible but the only thing that I can recommend based on
personal use is the actual Drive Image product. wrote:
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