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Move entire HDD content (music) to another, Moved from Audio Hardware
Robocopchris
post Mar 22 2012, 13:05
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Hello!

Im planning to replace an external hdd by another, bigger one.
Besides many files, the old hdd contents many audio files, merely flac, that i ripped from vinyls, many stuff i did by myself etc.
In other words, for me the files have a very high value.

Now, simply moving the content via win7 from one to another hdd makes me wonder, if there is the chance of any writing errors or anything like that.

As many times, when youre not very familiar with one topic I wonder, if theres a certain procedure "garanteeing" the best way to copy files with the danger of corruption etc.
Besides, this topic also regards this whole maintainance issue of digital information, like will my data some day get lost simple by being stored on a hdd?

Well this is a thing, I de be happy with to read some articles, if you know anything, Id be happy if ud share it.

At first I wondern, if this copy past thing is enough, am I just too hysterical, or is there certain information, that would help me out smile.gif?


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Chris
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soulsearchingsun
post Mar 23 2012, 12:12
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Looking at these replies and having moved several hundreds of GB around on my computers with Windows shell makes me wonder: Has anyone actually had errors while writing that slipped unnoticed? (On a healthy drive, that is)
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washu
post Mar 23 2012, 15:08
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QUOTE (soulsearchingsun @ Mar 23 2012, 07:12) *
Looking at these replies and having moved several hundreds of GB around on my computers with Windows shell makes me wonder: Has anyone actually had errors while writing that slipped unnoticed? (On a healthy drive, that is)


Assuming the rest of your computer is healthy then no. The most likely cause is bad memory. If you are paranoid run memtest86 for a while.

Even bad/failing hard drives are very unlikely to corrupt your data in a way that you won't notice. More often they will just make your data inaccessible. In almost all cases I've seen where someone has claimed that a drive corrupted their data silently the real cause was bad memory or something else failing.
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- Robocopchris   Move entire HDD content (music) to another   Mar 22 2012, 13:05
- - pdq   Take a look at the XCOPY command with the /V (veri...   Mar 22 2012, 13:18
- - Porcus   I am using XXCOPY (not xcopy -- notice the double ...   Mar 22 2012, 13:31
|- - rick.hughes   QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 22 2012, 08:31) ... Q...   Mar 22 2012, 13:45
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 22 2012, 13:31) You d...   Mar 22 2012, 15:19
|- - rick.hughes   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Mar 22 2012, 10:19) QUOT...   Mar 22 2012, 16:56
|- - pdq   QUOTE The "media" section of that wiki a...   Mar 22 2012, 17:23
- - Maggi   I'd recommend Total Commander, using its built...   Mar 22 2012, 14:06
- - g0a   Id recommend TeraCopy (with verify option) for th...   Mar 22 2012, 22:10
|- - pablogm123   QUOTE (g0a @ Mar 22 2012, 22:10) Id reco...   Mar 25 2012, 15:14
- - soulsearchingsun   Looking at these replies and having moved several ...   Mar 23 2012, 12:12
|- - probedb   QUOTE (soulsearchingsun @ Mar 23 2012, 11...   Mar 23 2012, 12:30
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (soulsearchingsun @ Mar 23 2012, 12...   Mar 23 2012, 14:39
|- - washu   QUOTE (soulsearchingsun @ Mar 23 2012, 07...   Mar 23 2012, 15:08
- - dhromed   I have migrated my /install/ folder across several...   Mar 23 2012, 14:36
- - icstm   A couple of points 1)For a gui showing progress, ...   Mar 23 2012, 14:55
- - kraut   I have several harddrive backups, a raid 5 8TB for...   Apr 4 2012, 05:46
|- - soulsearchingsun   QUOTE (kraut @ Apr 4 2012, 05:46) They sh...   Apr 4 2012, 16:40
- - Lord Crow   I used TeraCopy twice yesterday to back up to 2 di...   Apr 5 2012, 10:31


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