Question about Nortons' Ghost Software:

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  1. Dom Toretto

    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    Here at work we operate with Apple machines, so when we copy harddrives with new updates for new machines, we use Carbon Copy Cloner. Now my question is, is Norton Ghost the same thing as Carbon Copy Cloner? Will Ghost let me make exact copies of my harddrive for backup purposes without needing to re-install all the .exe's?

    http://www.symantecstore.com/dr/sat...N=5&PID=646353&DSP=&CUR=840&PGRP=0&CACHE_ID=0

    I would like to pick up a new HD and Norton Ghost, and copy my current HD to the new one without hassling with re-installing crap.

    Thanks. :cool:
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    yes, it will do that.

    although the last version I used did not support SATA, fwiw.
     
  3. Dom Toretto

    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    Pardon my ignorance, but are you referring to when you say SATA?

    So it'll just copy the entire contents of my HD, operating system and all without needing to register or anything like that either?
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Hmmm - I would say yes except I've never copied an apple HD, so I don't know if Ghost would recognize the file system. If you're talking about using it in a windows environment, then yes it works fantastically. The latest version supports SATA, CDR's - all kinds of things. I highly recommend it.
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    SATA == serial hard disks
     
  6. Dom Toretto

    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    Yes, I was going to use it on my home machine which uses a Windows OS.

    Anyhow, thanks for the feedback everyone! Been a great help! :bigthumb:
     
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    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i doubt it and yes, respectively
     
  8. Dom Toretto

    Dom Toretto ^--- Too Fast, and too furious

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    Is anyone aware of any programs that operate similiarly to Ghost that are cheaper/free downloads? After looking into a Mac version of essentially the same thing, Carbon Copy Cloner, it's a 2-3mb free download program. Anything like that available for Windows that will make exact duplicates of harddrives?

    Thanks again. :)
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I've said this before, but I'll say it again. I don't buy a whole lot of software, not many on here do. But Ghost is one of the few products that is completely worth it and I have no problems shelling out the bucks for it. It's that good.
     
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    This is true, one of the few software that I will buy. And when working with a windows file system it is the best thing for creating exact images of you system. It's saved my ass more than a couple times.
     
  11. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    I've gotta agree with 5Gen - it's one of the absolute best programs out there and is an absolute lifesaver when used properly.
     
  12. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    I managed to use Ghost 7.0 on a SATA laptop.
     

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