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for help too.Q: I am about to purchase a new western digital
raptor SATA hardrive. my current hardrive is a seagate SATA. In your how to
clone a hard drive guide, you did not mention anything about SATA. I
was wondering, how can you clone a SATA hard drive?
A: The only difference between SATA
and IDE hard disks as far as the cloning process is concerned is
whether the cloning software can read from SATA devices. Assuming you already know how to physically
install your new SATA drive,
you simply need to verify that the software you want to use will read SATA drives. Norton Ghost 2003
or later should work, as will Acronis True Image 7.0 or later.