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41 views

Is it legal for a 3rd party to clone a drive? [closed]

I have a 256GB SSD that has my OS, and I want to effectively increase its capacity to 1TB. I contacted a local computer tech to see if he could clone my current SSD onto a new SSD. He initially quoted ...
0
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2answers
64 views

Clone Windows 8.1 and bootloader (Which is on another drive) to SSD

Ok so I recently purchased a new SSD and would like to clone my Windows Partition (drive 1) and its bootloader which is located on drive 2 [Different Hard Drive]. Whenever I try to copy the System ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Trying to migrate Win8.1 to ssd(things are little more complicate than normal)

I'm trying to migrate my Win8.1 system to an SSD. I tried Paragon's, EaseUS Todo, EZGig and many more but it doesn't work for me. I think it's because i'm on uefi. If i open disk management, i see my ...
0
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1answer
67 views

Is the Acronis Version coming with Intel SSDs working with other manufacturers SSDs?

I got myself a new Thinkpad with a HDD and an extra Samsung SSD. Now I want to clone my Thinkpad´s HDD to the Samsung SSD. Unfortunately, the Samsung Data Migration Software won´t support cloning my ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Using Windows 7 clone an OS X mechanical drive to an SSD

Situation: client with Apple laptop buys an SSD to upgrade. Installer disc isn't working and waiting another FULL week for "two day shipping" is not really an option. I can easily hook up their two ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Cloning a windows 7 system original installed on a SSD to a HDD, works?

Making a long story short. I have a backup on a windows 7 system that was located on a SSD. Now I want to restore that backup to a HDD. Will that work? I had TRIM enabled and stuff like that. Thanks ...
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1answer
33 views

Screwed up on clone job

Okay here is the short version of a long story... So I got a new SSD and I cloned my HDD to it, and didn't realize it but I managed to some how to make the system reserve partition over 9gbs big by ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Clone a hard drive except for one partition?

My existing hard drive is 500GB with 60GB of programs, operating system files, etc. on one partition, and lots of data on a second partition. I want to clone the C drive to a new SSD I bought, but I ...
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4answers
2k views

Cloning HDD to SSD but Windows fails to boot

So I've got a laptop with a 300GB HDD which I want to replace for a 120GB SSD. The 300GB HDD will then act as a secondary hard disk. I've tried cloning my hard disk with EaseUS ToDo Backup and EZ GIG ...
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2answers
26 views

Clone a non-external hdd [closed]

I know there are other topics of this kind, but I could only find the software part of the solution and I am not aware of the hardware part mostly. So, I bought a new laptop (with SSD) and I want to ...
0
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2answers
875 views

Cloning notebook SSD to bigger SSD

Right now, I have a 120GB SSD in my Thinkpad with only one W7 partition, but want to replace it with a bigger, 256GB one. I also have a 500GB external USB 3.0 hard drive at my disposal. In order to ...
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0answers
1k views

Cannot change drive letter to make SSD clone of Windows install

Back on 22/10/2011 I bought a 64Gb SSD and installed Windows 7 on it. Because I already had an HDD with Windows on it, for some reason Windows installed itself on H:\, but the actual boot partition ...
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1answer
282 views

Steps of manual HDD to SSD migration

Ok, I want to do a "paranoid" migration from a a HDD to a SSD. There will be no shrinking involved. For the moment this is what I know/have: 1) Connect SSD and create an 1MB aligned partition, at ...
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3answers
381 views

Cloning an HDD to SSD does size matter [duplicate]

If I have a 500GB SATA can I clone that to a 256GB SSD? What is the procedure involved to do that correctly.
0
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2answers
572 views

Upgrading to SSD, Clone HDD or Fresh Install?

I have just received the SSD I ordered for my Mac Mini, I would like to know would cloning the existing boot drive from the HDD have any issues? Or would it be simply easier and less headache to do a ...
0
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0answers
27 views

How do I clone an entire physical disk? [duplicate]

I've got a MacBook Pro with a 500GB hard disk with OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 8 (via BootCamp) installed, I've bought a 500GB SSD and I want to clone the old disk to the new one. How can I clone ...
1
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2answers
126 views

clone a running Windows 7 from 240 GB SSD to 120 GB SSD

is it possible to clone my running Windows 7 from a bigger SSD to a smaller SSD. or do i need to reinstall everything?
1
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3answers
455 views

Clone to new SSD failed, so I decided to do a clean install instead. Proper way to format/“clean” drive for new install?

I wanted to clone because it seemed like the most hassle-free way to "install" Windows on the new drive, but it did not work. Rather than try to troubleshoot the disk-cloning process, I figured it ...
1
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2answers
102 views

Clone Hard Disk except got One Partition

I would like to replace a hard disk in my desktop with a smaller SSD. This hard disk has the following partition setup: Linux ext4 partition (and related swap partitions) Windows 7 NTFS partition ...
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0answers
145 views

How to clone HDD to SDD and fix all potential performance issues

I want to clone my existing HDD with Win7 to a brand new SSD, ideally using dd on a live Ubuntu CD. The SSD is bigger, so no problems shrinking. The HDD has two partitions. My partition start offset ...
1
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1answer
2k views

HDD to SSD - Moving all data

Just received my new Crucial M4 SSD. I know how to practically install it, but I have some questions before installing: Should I do a fresh install or a clone if I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion? ...
1
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0answers
189 views

Remove Intel SRT and clone to new SSD

I have a win7x64 desktop on an 2TB WD HDD and a 64GB Mushkin Chronos drive configured with Intel SRT in enhanced mode. This means I had to install initially with bios setup in raid. I'm going to ...
1
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2answers
724 views

Is there and easy way to clone my windows 8 os from ssd to a larger ssd

I know similar questions have been asked but, I have windows 8 preview release installed on an SSD (OCZ agility 3 120GB) I want to just move all my stuff including OS to a larger SSD (OCZ vertex 4 ...
1
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1answer
504 views

new SSD BOOTMGR is Missing

I got a new Crucial M4 128 GB Sata 3 solid state drive that i cloned my OS on to. I have a laptop with two 500 GB drives, one holding the OS and one holding data. I swap the os drive with the SSD and ...
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2answers
3k views

Can I clone my Raid 0 HDDs to my SSD drive which i will eventually use to replace the HDDs by connecting the SSD via esata to sata cable?

I have already purchased Acronis True Image and 2-120gb OCZ Vertex 3 drives and when i plug it in via esata it doesn't get recognized. I have a Sager np8760 i7 and would love to be able to do this. ...
1
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1answer
475 views

Vertex 2 SSD is running faster than my Vertex 3 SSD?

I used Acronis Disk Director to do a direct clone of my C:\ windows 7 x64 drive from my Vertex 2 to my new Vertex 3 SSD (Just to show the drive software winstall everything is identical.) I ran a ...
1
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4answers
604 views

Cloning 2.5" laptop HDD and SDD fast over multiple laptops?

I noticed that simple USB -data-transfer may encounter heat-problems because the newer models have no separate line for energy as some XYZ-other-cord. Today, I received a box full of Seagate FreeAgent ...
5
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2answers
1k views

can Windows 7 clone the OS HDD to new SSD?

can Windows 7 clone the OS HDD to new SSD? i.e have a new SSD to introduce for the main OS in my windows 7 PC, and it is of a different size to my existing HDD...
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3answers
689 views

Copying Windows 7 to a new SSD drive?

I've upgraded my hard drive to a SSD (Solid State Drive) - whats the easiest way to copy my previous version of Windows 7 to the new SSD?
4
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5answers
4k views

Clone hard drive to another, smaller hard drive

Is there a good tool/program that allows me to clone a system drive to another, smaller hard drive? I've bought a new 64GB SSD drive and would like to move my current Windows 7 Professional 64-bit ...
1
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2answers
523 views

How to copy most of a Linux filesystem onto a new drive?

I am getting a SSD and I'd like it to become my new Linux boot drive. However, it is smaller than my current hard drive's root Linux partition, so I'd like to copy over the filesystem and exclude some ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Migrating Dual Partition HDD to Solid state drive

My current Configuration is a Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 with a 100gb HDD and I'd like to replace this with a Solid State Drive. The tricky part is that I have an OS X partition and a Windows 7 ...
2
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3answers
201 views

How can I easily add a new hard drive as my boot drive?

I just bought a SSD to use as my boot drive. However, I don't really want to re-install all my different applications by hand. Is there a way I can tweak the registry or something to simply "point" ...
5
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2answers
2k views

Copying an HDD to an SSD?

I am thinking about buying an SSD in the near future for my notebook. Is it possible to copy all files from an HDD to the new SSD, without having to format everything and install all apps again?
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9answers
93k views

Free way to clone HDD to SSD?

Is there a free way to clone a full Windows 7 installation from HDD to SSD? (The free part is important, I know I can pay for Acronis True Image.) SSDs are usually much smaller than HDDs which ...