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One very option is to use "dd". It's very low level, but extremely powerful. You can clone any hard drive, including weird multi-boot setups with Windows, Linux, BSD, and anything else. Here are how-tos for cloning and migrating to a bigger drive.
dd can take a long time if the bs parameter is missing.
Also dd has no output until everything is finished and the hard disk flickering light goes out. If a USB hard disk is involved the speed may drop down to as low as 10Mb/s even with bs=32256. Thus a 100Gb disk can take 10,000 seconds or 2.76 hours.
So how big is your hard disk and how long did you try it?
I was copying a 20gb hard drive to a 40gb hard drive. Both drives are good and it took more than 20 minutes to copy. (I don't exactly how long because I left it copying) when it finished it gave the results and it seemed to be ok until I tried to access it.