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Cloning SSHD to SSD Windows 8

  1. #21


    Posts : 12
    windows 8


    Ok, I think I found my problem after Clonezilla didn't work I started looking at a couple things and found that my current drive is GPT partitioned instead of MBR, the first time i plugged in my ssd I initialized it as MBR, so now i have two questions. Is it possible to switch the ssd to GPT and then use a free cloning software to duplicate the drive? Or do I have to find a software that can clone and convert from GPT to MBR ssd?

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  2. #22


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Yes, that would be a problem. Here is how to convert it: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...or=-2147217396

    You really shouldn't have a problem with any of the cloning software once you have both drives in the same format.

    EDIT: AOMEI Partition Assistant will also do it: http://www.disk-partition.com/free-partition-manager.html
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  3. #23


    Posts : 12
    windows 8


    Ok, I'm in class right now and gonna do this when i get home but just so I'm not mistaken, what I'm going to do is plug in my SSD format it and convert it from MBR to GPT then do a clone using Macrium or Clonezilla and it should work this time, the only thing I can think of is it not working cause the software dosen't support GPT. Do you have experience cloning a GPT drive?

    Thanks for the help by the way you guys have been lifesavers,
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  4. #24


    United States
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    All cloning software I know of has been updated to support GPT by now. Have had success with both Macrium and Clonezilla.
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  5. #25


    Posts : 12
    windows 8


    Great!
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  6. #26


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Since this post i found AOMEI PARTITION ASSISTANT (Free) and the copy disk works perfect every time.

    If you want to only copy the os partition on a single boot system then you should choose the MIGRATE OS TO SSD option, this way it also copies the bootmanager and the system will boot..
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