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# 262232 11-Jan-2020 15:09
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Ok i have a 1 tb harddrive in my machine that has multiple partitions (c,e,g) on it, I am adding an SSD (500gb) and want to clone the C:\ partion on to the SSD.

 

 

 

The C:\ partition is only 150gb, so i thought it would be easy, but acronis which is the software crucial supplies, seems to hang when i try to select just the C:\

 

 

 

any suggestions?

 

 

 

I don't particularly want to do a reinstall as the PC is exactly how i want it, just a touch sluggish





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  # 2390271 11-Jan-2020 15:14
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There other partitions you will need as well not just C:. Try AOMEI clone might be able to do it.


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  # 2390279 11-Jan-2020 16:04
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Macrium reflect, used twice now to clone boot drives to different sized SSD's. Takes  little bit of config, but works a treat and is FREE!

 

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree


 
 
 
 




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  # 2390291 11-Jan-2020 16:47
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Ok: update I have it cloned now to get it recognised in my bios

 

 

 

gigabyte uefi dual bios, there is seriously no option to add boot options or select boot order there is only one boot option and its unchangeable





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  # 2390293 11-Jan-2020 16:52
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tehgerbil:

 

Macrium reflect, used twice now to clone boot drives to different sized SSD's. Takes  little bit of config, but works a treat and is FREE!

 

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

 

 

+1 For Macruim, I use it all the time and it has never let me down.




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  # 2390407 11-Jan-2020 18:47
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Yes used Macrium Reflect, and it works fine

 

 

 

only issue is i can't get the computer to boot from the SSD by default, i have to access the boot menu to do it





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  # 2390414 11-Jan-2020 19:04
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I tend to reinstall the operating system fresh, which has benefits of clearing out the crud. Windows 10 doesn't seem as bad as older OS's.


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  # 2390470 12-Jan-2020 07:26
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Morgenmuffel:

 

Yes used Macrium Reflect, and it works fine

 

 

 

only issue is i can't get the computer to boot from the SSD by default, i have to access the boot menu to do it

 

 

I recently cloned a C: drive to a SSD and it wouldn't boot at all so I used the Macrium bootable rescue media (create this from Macrium) and got it to repair the boot sector. Worked like a charm.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2390487 12-Jan-2020 10:00
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Cheers guys

 

 

 

All good now, the new uefi bios thingie was a bit confusing But i now have it working fine

 

 

 

I vaguely recall something about have to turn off certain features on a harddrive thats been cloned to an ssd, but i know can't find the article





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  # 2390583 12-Jan-2020 13:34
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Morgenmuffel:

 

Cheers guys

 

 

 

All good now, the new uefi bios thingie was a bit confusing But i now have it working fine

 

 

 

I vaguely recall something about have to turn off certain features on a harddrive thats been cloned to an ssd, but i know can't find the article

 

 

Get the software from the maker of said SSD and install stat. It takes care of firmware updates and has optimize feature which does that

 

Disables pre-fetch and caching etc as it causes R/W and doesn't need it with the read speeds out of box


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