Clone OS Drive (WD HDD) to Samsung EVO SSD

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  1. SeaWulf

    SeaWulf Active Member

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    I was thinking of moving my C drive from WD HDD to a SSD by doing the following:

    1 Clone (using macrium reflect) current C drive to a new SSD drive

    2 Reboot via the boot screen using SSD drive

    3 If that works dis connect WD HDD drive

    4 Change SSD drive "letter" to "C"

    Will this work?

    I am a novice
     
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    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    My advice, when you are done cloning, disconnect the WD drive, put the SSD on the very first SATA connector (usually 0), change the boot drive in the bios to the SSD, and boot to Windows. If Windows boots it'll assign that drive as C, so if you shut down and hook up your WD drive onto another SATA connector, as long as you don't make the WD drive the bootable drive the SSD will always "should" be C.
     
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    SeaWulf Active Member

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    Great advice .. will do makes a lot of sense

    thanks a lot.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I recently cloned my boot drive of my laptop to a ssd and worked 100%.

    I used an external docking station from icybox.
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    It took a couple of hours. You just have to make sure they are both the same capacity or the new drive is bigger, but not smaller than the original.
     
  5. SeaWulf

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    thanks everyone ..after an hour of no drama Cloned successful !!!!!!!!!
     

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