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Windows 7: Clone SSD to HDD

02 Dec 2015   #1
Sxcd1

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Clone SSD to HDD

I need to clone my 500 GB SSD to a 1TB HDD. I want to keep my old computer on a spare HDD to replace the SSD (OS) which I will be putting into a new computer to install Win 7 from scratch. Thanks


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03 Dec 2015   #2
Only614

WIndows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Using acronis to copy it, try it
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03 Dec 2015   #3
Sxcd1

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I used Marcium Reflect to clone the SSD to a 1 TB HDD. Boot up fine although a lot slower <G>. It created a partition that was 500 GIG like the SSD. Any free utility to expand the partition to use the entire drive without loosing the data?
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03 Dec 2015   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I tried cloning with 4 different programs and they all were a bust. I did a disc image of the hard drive with Macrium Reflect to a USB connected drive. I then restored to the new SSD from the disc image and all worked well.

Keep in mind when you clone a drive, it copies everything, bad sectors, corrupt files, blank spaces, etc. A disc image does not do that.
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03 Dec 2015   #5
Taplice

windows 7 Home 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sxcd1 View Post
I used Marcium Reflect to clone the SSD to a 1 TB HDD. Boot up fine although a lot slower <G>. It created a partition that was 500 GIG like the SSD. Any free utility to expand the partition to use the entire drive without loosing the data?
Responsible to tell you, EaseUS partition master can help you do this, there is free edition, it is a nice program.
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04 Dec 2015   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sxcd1 View Post
I need to clone my 500 GB SSD to a 1TB HDD. I want to keep my old computer on a spare HDD to replace the SSD (OS) which I will be putting into a new computer to install Win 7 from scratch. Thanks
A system image (my preference) or clone using Macrium Reflect should be ok. Note that you cannot run the OS on 2 different PCs without 2 licenses. You will probably get activation problems if you try to run the 2 PCs online.
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