Cool Tool: HDClone
HDClone lets you make identical copies of hard disks and other media. Great for data rescue, mass installations or moving your data to a new HD. The Free Edition of HDClone offers all necessary abilities to copy a complete hard disk onto another, larger hard disk. The Basic, Standard and Professional editions offer higher performance and support a wider range of hardware.
HDClone copies the complete contents of hard disks and other IDE/ATA/SATA, SCSI, and USB media on a physical level. This allows to create even backups or copies of complete operating system installations smoothly. In combination with the special 'SafeRescue' mode of HDClone, this technique is also perfect for rescuing data in case of defective hard disks. Furthermore, HDClone works independent of partition layout, file system and operating system (i.e. it works with FAT, FAT32, NTFS, etc.). Thus, it also works with proprietary data formats which could not be accessed otherwise. Besides copying complete drives, it is also possible to apply it to certain partitions only.