Project: Disk Clone, single system with multiple boot options
DATE (last updated) :
3.7.2005 (March 2005) [2005-03-07] (also, presumedly, date started)

Desired outcome:

Single disk, multiple partitions.
In two of the partitions, disk copy of:
-- old 8200 drive (Western Digital)
-- Windows 2000 work drive (2.5")

 

Resources:

1. PC World > Topics > Downloads > Utilities > Backup >

backup utilities

example 1: "Hard Disk Copy v3.0 - Hard Disk Sector Backup/Copy Utility"
(google: "disk copy")
problem: may all be DOS based, may not support combos of FAT 32/NTFS;
do not address the issue of multiple bootable disks.
- As an expiriment, you downloaded "HARD DISK COPY v3.0" to
C:\Documents and Settings\lyberty\My Documents\downloads\programs\DiskCopy
(copyright 1996)

example 2: HD98COPY is a program to backup and restore FAT16 or FAT32 partitions. link 2

 

2. Acronis True Image 8.0 ($50)

The complete disk imaging, system disk backup, and bare-metal restore for workstations and home PCs
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/
($50, has trial version)

3. Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 ($50)

Boot Manager
Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0 includes new Acronis OS Selector, a powerful, reliable, and easy-to-use boot manager.

It allows you to install 100 or more operating systems (OSs) on one computer. You can boot an OS from any partition on any hard disk or have several operating systems on the same partition. This completely redesigned solution is now even easier to use and faster.

4. connect any drive using USB

"USB 2.0 TO IDE CABLE FOR 2.5"/ 3.5"/ 5.25" DRIVE WITH POWER ADAPTER" $25
ByteRunner.com
ByteRunner: USB 2.0 to IDE Adapter
Google search: USB-to-IDE adapter

3.5" would be your old standard HDD (FAT32)
2.5" is for Laptop Drives (with the included 2.5" to 3.5" Converter)

This is interesting, but it does not meet need of being able to boot from different disks
(boot from Win Me partition, boot from Win 2000 Pro partition, boot from Win XP partition, boot from Linux partition)

5. Multi-Boot Resources:
PC World search on "lll"

6.
Note: also on PSISM.COM : projection screens

 

otherlinks:

External Portable Hard Disks:
http://www.psism.com/portablehd.htm
also
http://www.psism.com/hd363n.htm
also
http://www.psism.com/usb2hdkit.htm


Easy Boot Manager (zBoot Manager) v2.11c
C:\Documents and Settings\lyberty\My Documents\downloads\programs\SYSTEM_UTILITIES\ezBoot_manager\readme.html
For further information about this software. Please visit web site: http://www.ZBMsoft.com

PC Doctor:
http://www.pcbeginner.com/tools/pcdoctor.htm#ad

Arconis:
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/diskdirector/multibooting.html