Changing a hard disk on your computer means letting go of all software’s and settings that you have been used to and spend hours to configure the way you like. You will have to start from scratch to build everything the way you want. Install each bit of software the way you like it and download thousands of MB’s of updates for you anti viruses and other software. Most of the time you will have to pay for you a new operating system since the one you have on your current disk is not going to help you in any way. Even after installing and updating these software’s, you will have to transfer all your documents, music and files to the new hard disk, even then there is a chance of you forgetting where files go and where you have stored for. It is an incredibly time consuming process and quite irritating if you change the hard disk of your computer frequently. What is there is a way for take you entire OS the way it is to a new hard disk along with all you settings and documents? There is something known as cloning a hard disk. You can use this to clone your hard disk.
Many softwares allow you to create backups of your entire OS along with all the settings. Softwares such as Norton Ghost, XXClone and Acronis True Image. These softwares are useful in creating backups of your hard disk in case your OS gets infected by a virus or if your hard disk crashes. This new hard disk will help you to continue all your work without any interruption and will also serve as a replacement drive. These softwares only specialize in creating backups of only windows disks. For linux based operating systems, you will have to go for other means of copying the entire OS.