So my new hard drive showed up and I want to clone it. I've never cloned a hard drive before and am looking for suggestions. I've installed them but always after they failed, so I know most of the process.
I'll check out Norton Ghost too, I'm doing a lot of reading before I do it to make sure I don't screw it up. I just reinstalled everything and really don't want to do that again.
A few months ago I had to clone my 1.5 TB hdd down to a 1 TB, and amazingly it was not a disaster. I'm going to assume that your new drive is bigger than your original one, though.
If you do some googling there's a lot of good information out there. I found a combination using GParted and Clonezilla to be quite effective, and they're both free!
I just hate doing random Google searches because every product claims that it is the best so I really like to talk to people who have done it before. I like newegg, Amazon, and GIA because I can get user reviews on stuff, which has always been the most helpful way for me to shop. I really appreciate everyone's feedback.