Hi, has anyone successfully cloned an A950 Hard drive. I have cloned A2100 disks in the past without any problems.
Any help would be much appreciated.
A950's use 10 meg Winchester drives. You need the software disk to reload. Cincinnati does have a conversion kit now that uses IDE drives. These are much more reliable.
I would imagine that cloning an A2100 is fairly easy since it is a Win NT OS. The Winchester drives, to the best of my knowledge were only used on UNIX type systems, though I don't know what OS Cinci used on the controls prior to the A2100, it's very likley that it is proprietary since they are all multi-processor controls. I think we counted 6-8 8086's on our T40's.
Yes, it is possible. I own had made it without problems. I copied all (sector-sector) from the original 250mb to 1.6gb one. And it is working (more than 6 months).
Simply under Linux,
with the old disc plugged:
dd if=/dev/[YourHDD] of=[WhatYouWant]
with the new disc plugged:
dd if=[WhatYouWant] of=/dev/[YourNewHDD]
Search about disc clonning in Linux with Google. "dd" is an utility that comes in all Linux distributions. Work also with any LiveCD, without install anything in the PC.