Hello all. Whats the best way (fast, cheap?) to clone my internal hard drive to as many external usb hard drives as possible? (up to 5 at a time, at the same time?).
Can this be done in the same amount of time as it takes to clone it to one external hdd? Or would the internal bus choke on the data and take forever?
Is there even software that does this? Most of the usual suspects (ghost, acronis, etc) seem designed only to clone 1:1.
The default solution seems to be buying a hardware standalone hdd cloner for hundreds of bucks.
Thanks for any thoughts/ideas!
posted by jak68
on Apr 14, 2014 -
I have an ongoing need to make hard disk clones and images/snapshots for home and business use. What's the easiest, most effective path to do this? [more inside]
posted by diode
on Feb 18, 2014 -
It seems that we will likely be able to grow new organs or bodies in the future. I would like to save my own DNA while i'm still young and healthy, so that I can have a less degraded blueprint available when I need it. I am having a hard time making sense of the options available to me; does anyone have any knowledge (academic, anecdotal, or personal) that would be useful here? Thanks in advance,
posted by DGStieber
on Sep 20, 2013 -
has anyone used one of the sites where you send them a pair of jeans and they send you back a pair that they've cloned using the original pair? [more inside]
posted by koroshiya
on Jul 24, 2013 -
Hypothetically, what are the practical results of completely cloning a GSM phone-- not just the SIM card, but also the radio fingerprint and any other method used to differentiate two mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian
on Oct 24, 2012 -
Cloning a boot drive and then deleting the original drive? But if I boot with both plugged in, it boots from the original drive.
Possibly need to make a boot disk in Windows 7? Is this different now that we don't have floppies? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero
on May 24, 2012 -
How do I replicate my MacBook onto my Mac Mini? (I have a time capsule backup for the MacBook) [more inside]
posted by ejfox
on May 24, 2011 -
Statistics question: How many tries are necessary for 99.9% chance of full coverage of a heterogenous population? [more inside]
posted by Jorus
on Sep 10, 2010 -
How do I get a new hard drive, that's been cloned from my primary drive, to boot as the new primary drive? [more inside]
posted by willcosgrove
on Nov 23, 2009 -
Is it possible to choose the sex of a cloned mammal or do you have to create a clone of the same sex at the animal being copied?
posted by zzazazz
on Oct 20, 2009 -
Regarding humans, is it possible to remove the DNA from an unfertilized female egg and replace it with the DNA from a sperm cell carrying the X-chromosome (perhaps using a process similar to nuclear transfer
)? After doing this, could the egg be fertilized by the sperm of a different male and implanted into a surrogate mother, thus creating a child that is the biological child of two males? [more inside]
posted by Houyhnhnm
on Mar 13, 2009 -
Replacing my laptop's hard drive. I think I've almost got it but have some questions about the cloning process. [more inside]
posted by nomad73
on Aug 29, 2008 -
My google-fu only goes so far: I'm looking for succinct summaries, explanations, and justifications of various religions' opinions/support/criticism on human cloning... [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp
on Dec 4, 2007 -