PARAGON Technologie GmbH, Systemprogrammierung Heinrich-von-Stephan-Str. 5c 79100 Freiburg, Germany Tel. +49 (0) 761 59018201 Fax +49 (0) 761 59018130 Internet www.paragon-software.com Email firstname.lastname@example.org PARAGON DRIVE COPY EXPRESS REVIEWER’S GUIDE PRODUCT CONCEPT PRIMARY AUDIENCE A large number of system migration issues are encountered during computer upgrades or hardware replacements. The capacity of modern HDDs is growing continuously, and you can now replace a small HDD with a larger one for a moderate price. When migrating up in size, it is a good practice to enlarge partitions proportionally. You can copy each partition one by one and change their size manually, or you can perform the migration in one step using special tools. If you are not copying to a small (i.e. SSD) or large (more than 2TB) drive, you can use Paragon Drive Copy Express. It includes tools that automatically change the size of a partition to the best fit for the new device. Paragon Drive Copy Express is the perfect solution for the following scenarios: Copying Windows based environment to another hard disk Change volume sizes during copying With a broad potential audience: Home users IT administrators Service providers Upgrade specialists Key differentiators of Paragon Drive Copy Express: Simplicity Convenience Partitions resize capability Alignment awareness Microsoft Reserved Partition awareness OEM partition awareness Hot copy, without system restart These qualities are important for users who need a convenient way to migrate Windows systems from a smaller disk to a 3TB disk, but want to avoid technical complexity. GETTING STARTED RECOMMENDED TARGET ENVIRONMENT Paragon Migrate to 3TB operates smoothly on different computer configurations with only minor requirements: Windows Vista or later OS with two hard disk drives, one smaller and one bigger than 2TB System administrator login privileges to install Paragon Migrate to 3TB Drive Copy Express Installation The setup utility has a standard user interface and set of installation steps. USING DRIVE COPY EXPRESS After installing, launch the program via either the programs list in the Windows Start menu or by clicking the corresponding shortcut on your desktop. 1. Choose the “Clone Hard Disk” button. 2. Copy Hard Disk Wizard will be launched. Click the “Next” button on the wizard welcome screen. 3. Select the disk you want to be copied. 4. Select the target drive where the environment will be copied to. 5. Leave all default settings intact, the partitions will be copied and resized up proportionally. 6. Review the changes on the next wizard screen and adjust the copied volume size. 7. Click “Yes, apply the changes physically”. 8. The program performs the operation. When finished, power off your computer, remove the original HDD and boot the copied system on the new HDD. CONCLUSION Paragon Drive Copy Express solution is a simple utility that transfers a Windows software environment to a new HDD, and automatically resizes the volumes.