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    Triple Platinum Member wumply's Avatar
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    Formatting the "to-be-cloned-to" drive before cloning

    Is it necessary OR AT LEAST ADVISABLE, to format the "drive-to-be-cloned-to" before cloning? Or put it this way: if I do NOT format the "drive to be cloned to" first, will ALL of its space be available for data after the clone?

    My 2 drives are of equal size.
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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    You can format if you want, even so the partition will be deleted and the clone will take care of everything.

    I only use DriveImage, don't know for sure how other software works.

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    FastGame: Hey, cloned as you said you cloned. Cloned beautifully. Thanks, wumply. Program I used was Casper XP.

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    Yeah, you shouldnt have to format before cloning, because it will copy exactly everything from the donor drive (hence 'Clone') ... however, it would be interesting, if you have to initialise the new drive first?!

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