01-26-2012 01:39 PM
I'm replacing the hard drives in a Z60m and T60. The new hard drives have arrived and I'm itching to upgrade.
From previous help I have had from this site I decided to simply restore the current hard drive images to the new ones using Rescue and Recovery.
The questions I have are as follows.
Can I simply put the current hard drive in a external case and then boot from it as a USB HDD and run Rescue and Recovery to restore the image to the new hard drive?
If not, can I use either a bootable USB hard drive OR bootable flash drive containing a backup to restore the image to the new hard drive.
If it has to be a USB hard drive, once I've made it bootable will I still be able to drag and drop fiiles and folders, that I want to save, into to it as I am used to doing?
Oh and one more thing. The new hard drives do not have a tag for pulling them out of the hard drive bay. Anyone got any ideas what I could use to make a suitable tag to make removal easier if necessary at a later date?
I hope that makes sense. Sorry if these are stupid questions.
01-29-2012 12:35 PM
In case anyone else knows as little about these things as I do and happens upon this post.
I have now answered two of these questions for my self. Firstly, the transfer rate of a flash drive is too slow for a full system restore. Secondly, the tag on the hard drive is, in fact,