• Now's your chance win big! Join our community and get entered to win a RTX 2060 GPU, plus more! Join here.

    Meet Stan Dmitriev of SurrogateTV on the Pi Cast TODAY! The show is live August 11th at 2:30 pm ET (7:30 PM BST). Watch live right here!

    Professional PC modder Mike Petereyns joins Scharon on the Tom's Hardware Show live on Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 pm ET (8:00 PM BST). Click here!

Question Hdd backup and replacement with one sata cable

Dec 17, 2019
6
0
10
0
I have a ssd that I was going to replace my system hdd with but I don’t have an extra sata cable so I don’t know how to go about cloning my current hard drive because I can’t use both at the same time, I was wondering if there was some sort of workaround without buying another cable since most businesses are closed right now and if i did buy another cable it would only be used once. Also i’m not interested in wiping my current hard drive and using it as storage because I don’t need any more than what’s on the ssd.
 
An extra SATA cable will come handy after cloning - you can still have the HDD as secondary storage / backup drive.

Check with a friends / neighbor for an extra cable. If your system has optical drive, you ca borrow a cable from there.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS