So my SSD is dieing, and I've already made several backups of everything important (photo's, music, documents, etc.) on my computer. The good thing is, it's still under warranty so I can get a new one.
Now I have a bit of an issue. I don't want to send the computer store my SSD with all my data on it, so I want to completely wipe it before sending it, and it might possibly take more than a week or more for them to analyse it, and get me a new one.
So I came up with this plan:
I make a similar-sized partition on my hard disk drive (which is still working perfectly fine), and I clone my SSD to this partition. Then I magically set my computer up to boot from this drive, and if all goes well, I can use my computer temporary without SSD.
So my question is: How do I accomplish this.. what software to use and how to set it up?
I already tried this, but I'm very new to cloning drives etc. so I probably did something wrong (I reverted the changes and everything is back to normal). When I would boot windows from the partition, it'd say something like: Windows is unable to find a required drive.