witch ssd should i transfer my hdd from?

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hi i have a evo 850 and i am thinking about buying a mx500 1tb ssd i was just wondering should i clone my boot up drive on my evo or my mx500 and witch one should i keep to the side for games
 

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right now it is on my hdd my mx500 is coming in tomwwro so should i wait or just put it on the 500gb evo?
 

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okay thank you one last question when i clone my hdd to my ssd it will delete everything on my ssd right? so can i just drag my folders from my ssd to my hdd then clone it?
 
Cloning doesn't delete anything - it makes exact copy.

About folder dragging - this depends on actual folders. Not everything can be dragged nor should be dragged. You can move user files - docs, pictures, videos, music. Software folders usually can not be moved so easily. You'd have to uninstall software from one drive and reinstall it on another.
 

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ooo okay i see so cloning will just copy whats on my hdd to my ssd then after that when i get it to boot on my ssd i can just delete stuff from ym hdd or ssd
 

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Not sure about other users experience but I've never had a smooth transfer using EaseUS, if you have a decent internet and no limit I'd recommend a clean install of Windows and your programs, just backup any important files.
 
I have used multiple imaging/cloning software suites - Norton Ghost, Acronis Disk Director, Macrium Reflect Free, Minitool Partition Wizard free.
Older software versions don't support cloning GPT disks. But other than that I haven't encountered any issues.
Cloning is several magnitudes faster than reinstalling. That's main reason to use it.
 

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i am cloning it as we speak everything is okay so far so if i am correct everything that is on my hdd will still be there. like for example it will copy my program files 86x file from my hdd to ssd
 

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okay sounds good then from there i can just drag all my important files from ym hdd to my mx500 right?
 

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okay so if my boot up runs good on my ssd with no problems i can start delete stuff off my hdd right cus it looks like it is all on my ssd
 

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it has not booted correctly yet still figuring all that out cus when i disconnect my hdd it says "install a boot up device" or something like that
 

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ya working on it lol okay after i fix it then i can start deleting copy files from my hdd correct cus my plan is to clear out my copy files from my hdd then when i get my mx500 transfer all my games from my evo to my mx500
 
System Reserved Partition on Disk 0 is not active. Right-click on it and choose "Mark partition as active".
Then run from elevated command prompt:
  • bcdboot e:\windows /s A:
Shutdown your pc,
disconnect hdd,
change boot sequence in bios, so SSD is first boot device,
boot into windows.
 

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okay i did that but when i enter the bcdboot e:\windows /s A: in command promt it says "failure when attempting to copy boot files
 

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