Hard drive clone using dd

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have two hard drives: sda ST3500...blabla (doesn't matter) and sdb WD...blabla. I want to clone sda to sdb using dd. I ran: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror,sync. The problem is that dd also clones the label of sda (ST3500...) onto sdb. While booting SUSE from sdb it searches for WD... and fails to boot. Is there a way to clone a whole drive with dd and maintaining the target drive label/model information? (HowTos)