So my new 2TB HDD should be here tomorrow.
I was planning on booting to GParted to copy HDD 1 to HDD 2, then retire HDD1 for the time being.
1. How long would it take to copy 300GB from 1 HDD to another? Both will be on SATA connectors, nothing external. This also counts as my work computer, so I have to have the machine back up in about... 14-16 hours.
2. I hear I have to format the 2TB in a special way if I'm not going to split up the partitions. Will Gparted handle that type of partitioning? (It starts with a g.)
3. Will I have any issues if I have copied a partition wholesale to a different partition type?
I know (reading this
article) that if I outright resize the partition with gparted I'll have to use Startup Repair to fix it, will I have to do Startup Repair if I just copy one partition to the other HDD?
My plan was to copy the Dell Diag partition, the Dell Resource partition, and then the NTFS partition -- basically ghosting one drive to the other, then hopefully using the Win7 built in stuff to resize the NTFS partition to fill the entire drive.
time to crash, the dawn is up, the sun gleems out glorious ps4 sunbeams and i can trade those sunbeams and do whatever i want with them.