I have dual 160 GB Raid 1 (Mirror) drives that are full. No Operating System on them. I want to replace them with 250 GB SATA drives. I have a 250GB USB External HD. I want to copy the 160 info to the USB drive, replace the 160's with the 250's and then transfer the stuff from the USB onto the new SATA 250's. Easier said than done. Here are my dilemmas:
1. The way my PC is set up, I have a 20GB System (C) drive with the OS on it and some of the Apps. However, most of my Apps are installed on the 160's in case of a crash on the OS drive. In addition to the Apps on the 160's there is about 120Gb of Karaoke files. Now it's easy enough to copy the music files to the USB drive but what about the apps? Can I just drop and drag them? I already did this without thinking about the "installation" issues and the apps all still seemed to work from the USB drive. I worried about that though and wiped the USB clean to start over.
2. I have tried several "clone" type programs, you know, the ones that are supposed to "clone" your hard drive...none of them worked. Norton Partition Magic, Acronis True Image and another that I can't remember. For some reason they don't like the SATA 160 drives and won't clone them.
Any ideas on how to do this???