03-29-2009 03:55 PM
- Sometimes the tray of my DVD-drive is locked when the "wrong touch" is connected - it requires a restart to get it open.
- if you try to disconnect the HDD via "safely remove hardware" you will always get a message that it cannot be removed - try it later... (=shut down and remove)
So absolutely everything besides the cable is dysfunctional with this drive.
06-01-2009 05:13 PM
After reading the first post on this thread by johndavidwood, I panicked. I also bought a OneTouch 4 Mini mostly for the image restoration function. And I have a Dell XPS 410! With a boot and recovery partitions! Paranoia. I immediately began cursing Maxtor/Seagate for not providing info on restoring FAT partitions with the Safety Drill software. At the very least they could provide clear info on a workaround.
Anyway.......... I went to my Vista Computer Management area and found that my boot and recovery partitions are both NTFS! Don't worry, I still cuss Maxtor Seagate. BTW, there "seems" to be a small partition in addition to the two above (47 MB with diagonal lines) that doesn't show FAT or NTFS formatting. Maybe it's irrelevant. Besides, the Safety Drill creation process only created its image from 2 partitions, and I assume they are the boot and recovery partitions, both NTFS.
Of course, I won't know if any of this will work should I ever need to restore my created Safety Drill image. Bottom line: Maxtor/Seagate should address these sort of things in their manual, especially since many people buy these drives for image and data recovery. Maxtor/Seagate, please pass this on...
06-03-2009 04:23 PM
Newbie question/confirmation: are you saying that Disc Wizard is all I need to clone an NTFS boot drive onto a new hard drive?? No Safety Drill, Acronis Drive Image, Norton Ghost, etc., needed?? Note: I use Windows Vista Home Premium.
Please say Yes!
06-04-2009 06:49 AM
i have used it to image a laptop drive with xp onto a seagate external drive, switched out for a new laptop drive, put it in the laptop, imaged it back from external drive to the new laptop, and it worked great
06-10-2009 01:49 PM - edited 06-10-2009 02:08 PM
As long as the new drive is the same size or larger the answer is Yes. Both drives will need to be mounted in the same computer for the "clone" operation. You will need to boot from the CD yo make or receive in a retail kit. Let us know your results.
After reading the entire post I wanted to say that I upgraded my Dell D820 to a Seagate 160Gb drive a year ago using Acronis V10 and a USB External adaptor for the new drive with no problem (XP). I would advise if everyone to spend the $20+/- for the System restore CD when you buy a laptop. If the System is corrupted you should start over. Data can be reinstalled from your backup.
Currently Newegg.com has a Combo deal where you can get Acronis Home 2009 for free with certain Seagate drives.
09-17-2009 01:13 PM
My situation is even worse. I have made regular Safety drills of the three PCs at home for at least two years.
As others wrote in this forum, I purchased an OT4 mainly for this feature. Yesterday the HDD of one of my PCs
died. Relax, I told my wife, I'm a clever guy and I will repair this in a breeze. Unfortunately, the recovery CD boots
perfectly, but does NOT find any backup image!!! Looking at OT4's content using Explorer, I see a directory named
BMR, with three subdirectories, one for each of backuped PCs, and all images inside. Why the recovry app does
not find them? I badly need help and would appreciate any useful hint to solve that problem. And please, don't tell
me use DiscWizard (unless it reads .bmr files), it's too late for me.
Thanks in advance
PS. I have no FAT partitions at all
09-18-2009 10:29 AM
Can someone please answer: I see by this thread I need to download and have a copy of DiscWizard to restore
my Safety Drill image backup of my Dell laptop to a new drive, if I ever need to. However, what good is having the
DiscWizard program on my hard drive? Should I put it on the One Touch drive, or on a CD? Thanks much.
09-19-2009 04:15 PM
Discwizard will not restore safety drill images.
Safety Drill is a proprietary software and there is nothing else that can restore its images.
i have looked and looked all over the internet.
Safety Drill uses BMR (bare metal restore) to save its images.
Discwizard looks for and restores .TIB files.
Discwizard is a great program to create and restore image files, it was modeled after Acronis True Image Home.
If you have to restore a Safety Drill image and having problems, try downloading Seagate's most current version
of the CD. it includes more drivers which helps load on newer systems.