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Question Need Help With New SSD Migration From Old HDD

Nov 18, 2019
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So, I have a 2TB HDD which is split into 2 different partitions, my system partition (C, 500GB) and another partition for games and stuff (with the remaining 1.5TB). I recently bought a 500GB SSD and i want to clone ONLY my C partition so i downloaded EaseUS Partition Master and when i tried to clone, it gave me an option to clone either my whole 2TB disk or only one partition. So i said yeah only cloning C sounds good, but when i saw my 2TB disk it had 2 more hidden partitions (Example), but i can't select more than 1 partition to clone, and I've also read that cloning the main system partition (in my case C) without one of the two, shown in the example above, can cause serious issues. So my question is, is there a workaround to this or am i stuck with reinstalling windows and 50+ programs all over again?
 

USAFRet

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OK, no problem.
Macrium Reflect

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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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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, except the F partition.
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the 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 all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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Nov 18, 2019
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OK, no problem.
Macrium Reflect

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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
-----------------------------
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, except the F partition.
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the 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 all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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Thanks for the fast reply.
The instructions are pretty clear, i just have one question.

Why do I want to wipe all of the partitions on my old drive after I clone C? My idea was that when I clone my C partition, I later wipe the data just on it and merge it to the F partition, is that possible or? The thing is that I don't wanna lose my data on the F partition.
 

USAFRet

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Well, that whole text was written for a whole drive. Standard copy/paste. I added the bit in red and the F partition for your particular situation.
You can keep that F partition, and just delete all the others, merging them into one.
 

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