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Windows 7: Clone HDD to SDD

08 Jun 2012   #1
JDY

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Clone HDD to SDD

Just ordered a 60GB SSD and want to use that as my boot drive and then keep my 1TB HDD for files. Below is an image of how the HDD is set up.



What I would like to know is whats the best way to clone this drive over to the new SSD?

I'm going to remove all my music before I start which will shrink the HDD to less than 60GB but then what software is best for cloning the HDD. I have read a few articles but they are quite unclear and never give a final answer.

Cheers


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08 Jun 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDY View Post
Just ordered a 60GB SSD and want to use that as my boot drive and then keep my 1TB HDD for files. Below is an image of how the HDD is set up.



What I would like to know is whats the best way to clone this drive over to the new SSD?

I'm going to remove all my music before I start which will shrink the HDD to less than 60GB but then what software is best for cloning the HDD. I have read a few articles but they are quite unclear and never give a final answer.

Cheers
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08 Jun 2012   #3
JDY

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

That looks good. Cheers
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08 Jun 2012   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JDY View Post
That looks good. Cheers
Cheers! Hope it goes well:)
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08 Jun 2012   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I used this app and it was fast and easy,
Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview
It costs $20 though.
It only took 15 minutes to clone 70gb to my 128gb SSD and be up and running.

It is the only app I could find that would clone a larger partition to a smaller partition, even though the data would fit on he destination SSD.
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