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

10 May 2016   #1
Tofik

7 home prem 64, 7 pro 64
 
 
Cloning System Reserved Partition to Samsung SSD - Migration Software

Greetings,

Has anyone got a Samsung SSD contact email or help forum?
I am about to clone my Windows 7 HDD to Samsung SDD EVO 850.
I cannot find any info how to cope woth two Windows existing partitions - System Reserved and the main one - C:.
Does Samsung Migration software clone automatically both partitions or it arranges the process according to its needs to make an SSD drive fully functional?

Is there any possibility to clone all current partitions using Samsung Migration Software?
Would Acronis True Image cloning software be preferred (Acronis Boot Disk with cloning tools)?
Do I need a System Reserved Partition on SSD drive?

Many thanks.

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... ?

How to cope of all those Windows partitions while upgrading to SSD drives?
Does Samsung Migration Software do the job in truly satisfying manner?

I will deeply appreciate any helpful suggestions, recommendations and best advices.

Thank you very much in advance.


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10 May 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Acronis True Image, properly booted, definitely will clone the entire source Drive A onto the entire target Drive B [as long as target is same size or larger than source]. I know nothing about Samsung Migration software.
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10 May 2016   #3
Tofik

7 home prem 64, 7 pro 64
 
 

Thank you very much.
So the best way should be getting the exact mirror copy/clone of existing HDD to have a new SSD work properly.

I would like to ensure myself not to mess something up.
I have already done a couple of cloning with Acronis with good results (as far my level is concerned .

It seems to me a bit bizarre than the Samsung (Migration) software coming with a disk aimed to clone the disk does not clone it in fact.

Quote from its user guide - http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor...al_v30_ENG.pdf :

The OEM Recovery partition created by the computer manufacturer as a factory setting will not be cloned. However, it will be automatically cloned if the manufacturer is Samsung and SRS (Samsung Recovery Solution) 5, SRS 6, or SRS 7 is installed. (Versions lower than SRS 5 are not supported.)

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10 May 2016   #4
Brds7t7

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

Last time I used Samsung magician, which was around 12 months ago it did clone both my C: Drive and System Reserved.
Not sure about recovery partitions though as I've never had one.
Minitool Partition Wizard has a migrate OS to SSD feature which should clone all partitions.

https://www.partitionwizard.com/free...n-manager.html
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10 May 2016   #5
Tofik

7 home prem 64, 7 pro 64
 
 

Hullo,

Even more bizarre... Do you mean Samsung Migration Software has automatically/by default cloned two partitions - System Reserved (no letter) and the main one (C?

What could be then a chance to get cloned theses three:

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)

PS
Many thanks for a link.
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10 May 2016   #6
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tofik View Post
Hullo,

Even more bizarre... Do you mean Samsung Migration Software has automatically/by default cloned two partitions - System Reserved (no letter) and the main one (C?

What could be then a chance to get cloned theses three:

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)

PS
Many thanks for a link.
Sorry, I meant the migration software (brain-fart time! )
I'm pretty sure Partition Wizard would clone them all, you can always give it a try and if it doesn't work use Samsung Magician to Secure Erase the SSD and start over. It doesn't wipe anything from your original HDD. Although I would always backup before messing around with partitions.
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10 May 2016   #7
Tofik

7 home prem 64, 7 pro 64
 
 

Thanks for your advise.
It is heartening that I can repair any possible fault by starting over.
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10 May 2016   #8
Brds7t7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tofik View Post
Thanks for your advise.
It is heartening that I can repair any possible fault by starting over.
Yes, I wouldn't worry too much. Those cloning/migrating solutions won't wipe anything from your original HDD so you won't lose any data from your original drive.
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10 May 2016   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I had problems trying to clone HDDs to SSDs using Samsung's software. I had no problems at all using Macrium Reflect (this is the free version: Macrium Reflect Free).
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11 May 2016   #10
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

+1 for Reflect, i'v cloned HFS+ (apple) partitions with it without issue.
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