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Upgrade hardrive I want to upgrade inspiron 9400 HD from 80 G to 500G. I want to copy the drive to the new one still having 400G available for storage on the same drive.The old drive has original 3 partitions. I have been told Dell computers do not allow cloning expanding drive size. Please help.


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This could be due to the fact that Dell places an image on the original HD to enable restore/recovery functions. Cloning is possible but you risk the ability to restore to factory condition afterward. Seagate has DiscWizard to do this and Maxtor has Maxblast.

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