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    Cloning a 3Tb drive

    I've always used Aacronis TrueHome to clone my drives, but I've never used it to clone over sized drives.

    Long story short, I need to clone a 3Tb drive and Acronis doesn't recognize drives that large!

    Does anyone know of any software that will allow me to do this?
    This drive is for a Media Center machine and I'm afraid that just copying the files to it will mess with the copy protection WMC uses...

    Thanks,
    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveburt714 View Post
    I've always used Aacronis TrueHome to clone my drives, but I've never used it to clone over sized drives.

    Long story short, I need to clone a 3Tb drive and Acronis doesn't recognize drives that large!

    Does anyone know of any software that will allow me to do this?
    This drive is for a Media Center machine and I'm afraid that just copying the files to it will mess with the copy protection WMC uses...

    Thanks,
    Dave
    I believe Clonezilla will do this, though I"ve never tried a large image of that size.
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    Thanks yojimbo197, I looked at Clonezilla but wasn't sure if it would do GTP drives, plus the UI scared me a little...

    I was using a really old version of Acronis (2011) and after doing some checking they offered an upgrade to 2016 for $30 that was designed to work with large format drives.
    The good news is everything went smoothly, and I had no problems with WMC or DRM!

    Not sure what I was thinking when I built that rig. I used a WD Green drive for storage and had some glitches when recording multiple channels... The new drive (Seagate 7400rpm/64 meg cache is smooth as silk! I can even record 3 channels while watching a previously recorded program glitch free!

    I'm a happy camper...

    Thanks again,
    Dave
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    If you just want a dumb image, try something called 'selfimage'.

    It is basically *nix dd for windows.

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