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I have one almost full external HDD with 1TB, and the other empty with 2TB.

What is the fastest way to copy the content from the smaller to the bigger? Is there a way to do some kind of raw copy without skipping the blocks/sectors, just continuous copying?

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The fastest way is to use command prompt with cp command.

So you have to mount 2nd HDD and run this command:

cp -R source/* destination

Hope you can understand from this short description. Reply for further assistance..

cp command tutorial

cp command tutorial 2

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Are you sure it will do the >>raw<< copying, block/sector per block/sector and not instead file per file. And file can be fragmented. –  tesla_fan Sep 10 '13 at 9:36
    
Since your 2nd HDD is fully empty and obviously defragmented, I hope so. I'm attaching a link which is a good tutorial of CP command! Just give it a look.. –  Saurav Kumar Sep 10 '13 at 9:39
    
Thank you for your help, but I think that dd command is what I've been looking for. –  tesla_fan Sep 10 '13 at 9:44

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