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Windows 7: Preparing SDD for HDD migration via cloning

20 Nov 2014   #51
Kaktussoft

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please post a full blown screenshot of disk management


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20 Nov 2014   #52
Kaktussoft

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20 Nov 2014   #53
sgrech

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hold on I have made some progress be back soon.
please explain
the usd / sata adaptor has two plugs on it and I was plugging in both as i read somewhere that sometimes the disk cannot get enough electricity from one plug. I then reverted to just the one plug and this time showed as 238GB unallocated hey presto is so I thought!!

With my new found confidence i went in Acronis and this time the ssd was listed as a destination - brilliant, you can here a but coming!!

I kicked off the restore and went to get a cup of tea as at said it would take 100 mins to complete the restore. Checked 10 mins later and there was an error message

failed to wrte to sector 0 of hard disk '2'
driect r/w operation has failed
input / output error

Cancelled that and went back to diskman and it was showing as no media again FFS.
That's the current situation.
From what I have seen it seems like that there is a problem with the adaptor, the usb connections are pretty loose.

Sorry if this is a daft question but is it possible It is possible that I have remove the hdd and replace with ssd and then then start up with windows recovery disk I made yesterday and then restore the disk image from my external drive to the SSD?
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20 Nov 2014   #54
sgrech

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Well despite a number of attempts i been unable to get to sdd to correctly again in disk management, it is still show as no media. I am wondering whether I am going to have to return this drive to the shop and get my money back or exchange for another one. I am slowly beginning to lose the will to live.

Simon
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20 Nov 2014   #55
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgrech View Post
Well despite a number of attempts i been unable to get to sdd to correctly again in disk management, it is still show as no media. I am wondering whether I am going to have to return this drive to the shop and get my money back or exchange for another one. I am slowly beginning to lose the will to live.

Simon
What's wrong with a clean install to the SSD?
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20 Nov 2014   #56
sgrech

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sgrech View Post
Well despite a number of attempts i been unable to get to sdd to correctly again in disk management, it is still show as no media. I am wondering whether I am going to have to return this drive to the shop and get my money back or exchange for another one. I am slowly beginning to lose the will to live.

Simon
What's wrong with a clean install to the SSD?
Correct me if i am wrong, but i am not going to be able to do any install new or otherwise if the SDD continues not to be recognise correctly i.e. no media?
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20 Nov 2014   #57
ignatzatsonic

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Correct me if i am wrong, but i am not going to be able to do any install new or otherwise if the SDD continues not to be recognise correctly i.e. no media?
I haven't paid close attention to this thread, so I may have misunderstood?

Are you saying that the SSD is NOT recognized in the BIOS when it is the one and only drive connected to the laptop and that it is in the standard drive bay where the HDD was, with the HDD completely removed and disconnected?
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20 Nov 2014   #58
sgrech

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Correct me if i am wrong, but i am not going to be able to do any install new or otherwise if the SDD continues not to be recognise correctly i.e. no media?
I haven't paid close attention to this thread, so I may have misunderstood?

Are you saying that the SSD is NOT recognized in the BIOS when it is the one and only drive connected to the laptop and that it is in the standard drive bay where the HDD was, with the HDD completely removed and disconnected?
No currently the HDD is still installed in drive bay. The ssd is connected by via a usd / sata adaptor. So would I expect to still see it in the BIOS?
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20 Nov 2014   #59
ignatzatsonic

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Correct me if i am wrong, but i am not going to be able to do any install new or otherwise if the SDD continues not to be recognise correctly i.e. no media?
I haven't paid close attention to this thread, so I may have misunderstood?

Are you saying that the SSD is NOT recognized in the BIOS when it is the one and only drive connected to the laptop and that it is in the standard drive bay where the HDD was, with the HDD completely removed and disconnected?
No currently the HDD is still installed in drive bay. The ssd is connected by via a usd / sata adaptor. So would I expect to still see it in the BIOS?
I would not put a lot of faith in a drive being recognized when it is hanging off an adaptor. An adaptor is just another possible point of conflict or failure.

I certainly would NOT attempt a clean install unless the drive was in the standard internal drive bay, where the HDD was.
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20 Nov 2014   #60
sgrech

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I am not trying (and do not want) to do a clean install. I want to clone / restore disk image to SDD.

A short while ago I ask whether I could / should swap the SSD with teh HDD and then boot from the windows recovery disk I made yesterday and then restore the disk image from my external drive to the SSD? Does that sound like a good plan?

Simon
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