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12 Jun 2012   #21

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OK on #3.


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12 Jun 2012   #22

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Long story short, I configured the SSD as we discussed and received a message essentially saying I was attempting to use a different version of Windows and the “required device no accessible” . Asked for the startup disk and when inserted it offered me the option to do a system restore. I took that and 7 hours later I have a fully functional SSD (none of my files) ( see attached).
A bit disappointed as I have to invest the time in a fresh install but then again I will have a fresh install. TH attached is a shot of the new drive in place.
I have an all in one machine so it takes a bit of doing to swap them out. The “new” machine really screams. 3rd gen i7 plus SSD is the way to go.
Question – Now I have two 1TB drives 3.5 inch sitting here with no use. And no way to wipe them. Thoughts on how ?


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13 Jun 2012   #23

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Why the heck did you do a "system restore"??? SSD is fresh so nothing to rollback anyway. But it's fully working now?

Only problem is he wiping of the old disk(s)? Just attach them to your computer (or any other computer) and wipe them using partitioning software
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13 Jun 2012   #24

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While I was trying to boot from the SSD it wouldnt recognize the hardware. I suspect Sony did something very strange & new. Anyway it works great. SATA 6 !

In an all in one system all I have are free usb ports and no extra sata power or cable access.
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13 Jun 2012   #25

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by idainc View Post
While I was trying to boot from the SSD it wouldnt recognize the hardware. I suspect Sony did something very strange & new. Anyway it works great. SATA 6 !

In an all in one system all I have are free usb ports and no extra sata power or cable access.
How did you clone if only one cable is available? Did you boot from SSD on same system as where the original HDD was used all the time?
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13 Jun 2012   #26

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If you had performed a "disk clone" in easus partition manager it had copied whole HDD. even if it's smaller!!
Free Disk Copy Wizard to clone hard disk drive to upgrade disk or transfer all hard drive data under Windows Server 2008/2003/2000 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/8.

Then detach HDD and do a "startup repair". Maybe 3 times. But then the system should boot. Of course activate boot from SSD in BIOS.

What hardware it didn't recognize??? It's still same hardware!
Was HDD connected as IDE and SSD as SATA? If so, you should install SATA drivers first on HDD and then clone

If all was working... you can delete partitions not needed anymore and resize/move partitions.
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13 Jun 2012   #27

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Samsung drive come with a USB cable that has a bar on the other end that covers both the power & data ports.
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13 Jun 2012   #28

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If you had cloned... disks have maybe same signature as well. How to Change the Disk Signature of a Drive Without Losing Existing Data or Reformatting (howtohaven.com) not import now I assume.

But how did you clone? Or how did you put Windows 7 on ssd? It should be connected somewhere
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13 Jun 2012   #29

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After copying the partitions over I installed it in housing (takes 10 minutes) then booted. It wont boot off the cable wven if I direct it in bios.

I need to find a cable w/power that can run the drives to wipe them through a usb port. Or take to a regular desktop system and run partition software. I need to do this to sell on eBay.
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13 Jun 2012   #30

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by idainc View Post
After copying the partitions over I installed it in housing (takes 10 minutes) then booted. It wont boot off the cable wven if I direct it in bios.

I need to find a cable w/power that can run the drives to wipe them through a usb port. Or take to a regular desktop system and run partition software. I need to do this to sell on eBay.
You can connect HDD to system like you always had!! Do you have Windows 7 installation DVD? you can wipe from that. Wanna know how?
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