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Attempted to clone my 320 GB hard drive in my HP Compaq CQ5110F but the 1 TB new drive was not recognized. There are only 2 cable connectors for power like the one connect to the existing HD drive; the second cable goes to the DVD drive. The other cable to the HD  is connected to SATA 0 on the mother board, the DVD drive to SATA 1. Tried running the 1 TB drive on the 2 cables that go to the DVD drive and the drive got warm and felt like it was running but was not recognized as mentioned above. Finally looked into the BIOS, no second drive is supported. So guess I’m not going to be able to do the clone unless there are some other options. So thanks very much for your help but I should have checked out my machine more completely before starting this effort.   

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See this:

http://www.wikihow.com/Copy-Contents-of-One-Hard-Drive-to-a-New-Hard-Drive

 

 

You may also use a SATA to USB cable which you may get at any computer store.

 

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Ok! I thought if there was such a thing as a SATA to USB it might work but figured it did not exist, ha! Very good, may   get the cable but first will check out the link you gave. Great info again. Thanks much again.

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Using the USB to SATA cable but the 1TB Seagate SSHD is showing up in Device Manager under Disk Drives with main C drive and Seagate back up drive. If I could get theSSHD formatted then guessing computer would assign drive letter and  could move on to cloning. Have down loaded Disc Wizard from Seagate but have not been able to use at this point.  My next try is to install the 1 TB SSHD as secondary drive in old Compaq 7100 CMT stored in our basement, it has W7. Should be able to down load Disc Wizard and proceed...... Seems like there shoud be easier way but anyway.  If you have any comments please let me know.  If this should be reposted as a new issue on the forum  let me know. Thanks again for all your help. 

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Thanks much for your help on the clone, it worked out great. Decided at the last moment to use the clone option on the Seagate Dics Wizard and it seems to have done ok. Probably not as good a program as the Macrium but so far everthing is ok. Thanks again.

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Great. keep the Macrium idea for backup purposes.

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