First post, by adolobe
I have a quick question and hopefully you guys are more helpful than google.
I recently picked up two old Packard bell 486. The original HDD works and loads up to Win 3.1 and DOS 6.0 with all the correct drivers for the CD Rom, ISA Sound Card, etc.
I know this HDD is over 20 years old from its manufacture date so its probably on its last legs. I want to clone the drive to a CF or SSD to preserve the original drive and most importantly because I know all the hardware drivers are currently set up appropriately. I plan to eventual try upgrading the Win/DOS, having a few CF clones of the drive will insure I dont screw myself.
Before I go plugging in the old HDD into a modern Windows machine and using a modern clone program like Samsung Data Migration I wanted to know if there was a more safer approach. Last thing i wanna do is damage the original HDD. Also what is the largest HDD that Win 3.1 DOS 6.0 support.
My current HDD in these machines is 170mb and the other is 213mb.