Moving to an sshd

ziga383

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So in my current Windows 10 PC I have one HDD and now I plan on replacing it with an SSHD. My question is, how do I move the OS to the solid state part of the SSHD and the rest of the data to the HD part? Is there specific software for this?

Another thing that I wondered about is; will my computer boot normally after this swap of disks? Or do i have to fiddle with any settings for it to do so?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance :)
 

Kenton82

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Please refer to user USAFRET's guide to installing and cloning an SSD:

For future reference, when you come across someone with the same question, copy and save the following:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe as necessary.
Delete the original boot partitions, here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-...
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The SSD & HDD work as a single drive. The SSHD decides which files should go on the SSD portion, you cannot override. I believe its the most frequently accessed files it put on the SSHD.

As long as you clone all partitions of the drive including hidden partitions you should not need to do anything, the new drive should just work.
 

Kenton82

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Please refer to user USAFRET's guide to installing and cloning an SSD:

For future reference, when you come across someone with the same question, copy and save the following:
-----------------------------
Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe as necessary.
Delete the original boot partitions, here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-...
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Copied with kind permission of user: USAFRET
 

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