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Cloning hdd for replacement

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by jzmtl, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. ran23
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    ran23 Loaded Pockets

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    It is unfortunate that this was bulk loaded, Vista Bus. Singapore on the bottom. Doesn't Control Panel-system show the code? If that will work, MIddleton BIOS, SSD and more MB.
     
  2. jzmtl

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    I played around on my desktop first. I upgraded HDD long ago and left the smaller one disabled in BIOS (as a backup in case I forgot to move over some data) and the new one partitioned into system and data. Now I finally got off my butt and did what I should've done years ago, and cloned the system partition onto the small HDD, then extended data partition to the entire larger HDD.


    I actually tried that EasyUS Partition Master Free, but it just pretended to do the work then tell me I have to pay first before it'll do any actual partition change, not sure what that was that all about. I downloaded AOMEI partition assistant and it worked just fine.

    For cloning I used Macrium reflect, worked without a hitch.

    Received the SSD but still waiting for the USB enclosure. I suppose I could pull the laptop drive and plug into my desktop to image then do the same to write onto the SSD, or crack open my other 3TB USB external drive and appropriate the enclosure, but both sound like a pain in the butt and I'm not in a hurry anyway.
     
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    And done! Win7 score for disk speed went from 5.9 to 7.9, too bad CPU/GPU still sucks. :cold:

    Going to bed now.
     
  4. Rasthor

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    Control Panel - System and Security - System, or, Start - right click Computer - Properties
     
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