Hdd to ssd clone advice needed

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  1. sav1's Avatar

    sav1 said:

    Default Hdd to ssd clone advice needed

    As above, just bought a brand new pc with a 1tb hdd fitted, ive bought a 240gb ssd to use as the main operating drive.I need advice on how to clone the 1tb hdd to the ssd.Is it easy and is there any step by step guides shown how to do this including which clone software I need .
    Thanks for your time
     
  2. evilsatan's Avatar

    evilsatan said:

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    What PC have you bought? Is it Windows 10?

    Personally I prefer to clean install the OS, particularly if swapping and HDD to SSD as there was a time where the sector alignment was an issue but I am sure software overcomes this now. On the one occasion I tried to migrate an HDD it failed but you can always try this as I find Easeus software to be pretty good:
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    akimba said:

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    I am guessing you dont have more than 240gb on the 1TB.

    I have used Paragon in the past [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    You can usually find a copy in the usual places
    just boot into Paragon via usb and have the ssd as a slave and copy over ;-)
     
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    grrrd said:

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    I would personally use M$ Imagex and capture a wim.
     
  5. sav1's Avatar

    sav1 said:

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    Thanks alot all
    Yes 1tb has less than 240gb used and new pc has windows 10
    Im going to check out the advice you've given
    And get back if I get stuck
     
  6. evilsatan's Avatar

    evilsatan said:

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    If it's an OEM machine such as a Dell it may even have a factory image you can create recovery media from.

     
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    Mickey said:

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    elbysoft did a clonedrive program but cant seem to find it on their website.
    that worked a treat for cloning drives (has a sheeps cartoon logo on it)
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    m4rkym4r said:

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    I use Macrium Reflect, like the others pretty much point click and then swap them over.