[SOLVED] Updating a new hard drive...need help.

wogfor

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I have decided to upgrade my SSD HD from a 250 Gb to a 1TB as I was running out of room. I disconnected all the other drives, put in the new drive and formatted it. I am using Macrium Reflect (I've used it before) and now I am a bit unclear as to which or all of the information I am going to clone. C: is the primary, but what about the other items? Do I clone all those as well?



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USAFRet

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Yes, all partitions.

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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
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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USAFRet

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Yes, all partitions.

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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
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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wogfor

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It did, and I just rebooted into the new drive. Everything looks cool with 739 GB free of 939 GB showing. I do appreciate your help. The last time I did this was switching a mechanical drive up to an SSD and that seemed a bit easier. Or maybe it was just me...

I remember the first time I replaced a drive, I was moving up from a 10 GB drive to a huge 30 GB drive! Does that give away my age?:)

I don't see the solved buttons any more. Does that not exist anymore?
 

wogfor

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2nd boot with the drive plugged into the original socket! Looking good! Just need to plug my other HDD's back in to make sure all is good!

Not sure what I will do with my old boot drive. It's a 240 GB drive and in this machine, I have all my SATA ports filled, although if I think about it.... why do I still have an optical drive?

Again thanks!
 

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