Hard Drive Copy
We can make a hard drive copy of your hard drive to install on your new computer or laptop. This process is called cloning. We clone your old hard drive onto your new device. In most cases you can pick up where you left off, with all your programs and files installed ready to go.
A hard drive copy can also be an image of your hard drive. It can be kept as a backup to be installed later if needed.
To copy a hard drive and clone it from one computer to another is a complex process. It can go wrong very easily, corrupting some or all of your data and should only be done by a professional.
Hard Drive Failure
If you want to copy your hard drive because you think your it might be failing, it is important to stop using your device immediately. This will also prevent further damage to the hard drive.
Indications of hard drive failure are strange noises such as grinding, clicking or screeching and likely mean that mechanical failure is imminent. Similar to logic board failure, computer crashes and frequent freezing can also be symptoms. Check out our data recovery page for more information.
>Being proactive in the care and maintenance of your hard drive will avoid downtime and wallet pain. Below are some simple things you can do to care for your device.
Keep your device well ventilated to prevent overheating due to airflow blockages. Also have it serviced regularly, at least once a year. During this process dust and fibres are removed so air can flow freely through the cooling system.
Use a surge proctor to protect against power surges, which can have many causes. The most common in our local area are lightning strikes to power lines.
Prevent impact damage generally caused by drops. Take care with your mobile devices, they are very susceptible to this type of mechanical damage.