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Windows 7: Cloning System Reserved Partition to Samsung SSD - Migration Software

11 May 2016   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have tried Samsung Migration Software on a 500 GB EVO and finally gave up.
I don't use Samsung Migration Software any more and I also gave the Samsung SSD away. I spent to many hours messing with the damn thing.

Couple things I tried like using Macrium after trying to use Samsung Migration Software.
Samsung Migration Software leaves a a little garbage on the ssd which stops even imaging or cloning with Macrium. I had to wipe the EVO and clean all the little left overs off the SSD before I could use the EVO for even a back up or image.
A format didn't work.
After doing anything on the EVO, like using a Linux a format wouldn't work. Their was always a few KB. left that wouldn't let me use the Samsung SSD. I would always have to do a complete wipe (0) in order to use the Samsung SSD for anything else. I don't know if Samsung Migration Software screwed up the SSD or it was bad from the get go.

Solved the problem by getting more Intel SSD's and using Macrium. The world is good again.


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11 May 2016   #12
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

LB, sounds like you may have had a faulty SSD there. I've had 3 Samsung's now and never had a problem with any of them. Both performance wise and cloning/imaging, it's always been okay for me.
The Samsung software definitely isn't needed though as there are much better free alternatives out there.
I've never used any of the features like Rapid mode etc as the drives run fast enough for me without all that.
Haven't tried any Intel SSD's but heard they're good and reliable.
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11 May 2016   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You might be right Lee.
All I know is I'm not going to spend and more days trying to figure out a damn SSD.

The damn thing cost me $300.00 plus many days of headaches.
I will never have another one in my house.
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11 May 2016   #14
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I know what you mean LB. I'm the same with Seagate drives, I know a lot of people are very happy with them, but I've had 3 die on me in a short space of time. So, I've never gone back to them again. Probably just really bad luck, but it's put me off the brand completely.
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11 May 2016   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
LB, sounds like you may have had a faulty SSD there. I've had 3 Samsung's now and never had a problem with any of them. Both performance wise and cloning/imaging, it's always been okay for me.
The Samsung software definitely isn't needed though as there are much better free alternatives out there.
I've never used any of the features like Rapid mode etc as the drives run fast enough for me without all that.
Haven't tried any Intel SSD's but heard they're good and reliable.
Same here. I also have three Samsung SSDs—128GB 840 Pro and two 500GB 840 EVOs—and they are working just fine. Samsung's migration software could handle only two partitions; Macrium Reflect was able to handle as many as four.
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12 May 2016   #16
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tofik View Post

PS
On my other computer I have 3 partitions:

1. (no name) 39 Mb - Healthy (OEM Partition)
2. (no name) RECOVERY 750 MB NTFS (Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)
3. HD (C 930.74 GB NTFS (Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

Shall I clone all of them to SSD or... ?
You mention system reserved but describe the partition structure above. In the structure above Dell is using the "Recovery" partition to contain key boot files (it is Active). In your specs all your systems are Dells. Also you need to make your OS partition fits the SSD ie the HDD OS partition isn't full of too much data.
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