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Topic # 145422 17-May-2014 12:16
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what is the best software for cloning a win8.1 HDD (boot drive) on to a SSD

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  Reply # 1046939 17-May-2014 12:52
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I have just been looking at doing the same myself and after a few days looking it appears Easus To Do backup is the best one overall.




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  Reply # 1047713 19-May-2014 07:03
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Macrium reflect free works well.




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  Reply # 1047721 19-May-2014 07:41
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Macrium. It aligns the clusters on ssd for you.

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  Reply # 1047725 19-May-2014 07:48
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I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager, to go from a 1TB SATA2 to 500GB SSD.

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  Reply # 1047838 19-May-2014 09:48
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Though you're probably best doing a reinstall.




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  Reply # 1047994 19-May-2014 13:44
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Gilco2: I have just been looking at doing the same myself and after a few days looking it appears Easus To Do backup is the best one overall.


'I just did this and used Easus and it worked well.

But for some reason when I tried to clone the drive from the machine itself (going to a SSD attached over USB), towards the end it gave a sector write error on the SSD!

So I backed up the drive instead to a spinning HD and restored the backup on another machine. It took ages as you might expect over two USB 2 connections.

But once the SSD was slotted into the original machine, it booted up fine.

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  Reply # 1048143 19-May-2014 15:40
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timmmay: Though you're probably best doing a reinstall.


For a simple change from hdd to ssd, nah... just image with a good tool.

Only changes you may need to make are:
1: If you have your sata ports in IDE mode in bios and you intend to change them to ACHI (as you should)... in that case you need to enable the Windows msahci service as a first step before booting with the ssd as the OS drive. This should only be relevant for older motherboards
2: Turn off any existing defrag schedules in the windows disk defrag and you should not defrag ssd's, I believe Win7 and 8 do this automatically.
3: Optionally install manufacturers additional software eg: Intel SSD toolbox, Samsung SSD magician for firmware updates and trim scheduling.. these two are quite good.


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  Reply # 1048240 19-May-2014 17:18
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Win 7 is way better than XP, but a reinstall every few years still helps it run better I think. Mine's due, I had to recover from an image earlier this year.




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  Reply # 1052640 25-May-2014 09:02
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Use the free software as provided by all good drive manufacturers:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=19324

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