The ImageMASSter 4000IDE Series
supports copying HPA configured source drives when the HPA option is installed. HPA is defined as a reserved area for data storage outside the normal operaing file system. This area is hidden drom the operating system and the file system, and is normally used for specialized applications. Systems may wish to store configuration data or to save memory to the hard disk drive device in a location that the operating systems cannot change. If an HPA area exists on a source drive, the ImageMASSter 4000IDE Series copy operation will configure the target hard disk drive with a similar HPA area.