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Cloning my HHD to my SSD

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    Cloning my HHD to my SSD


    I have a brand new ASUS G750JX running Win 8. The OS is on a 750 GB HDD and I would like to install a 256 GB SSD and move the OS and a few programs to the SSD. Can I clone the drives than use 750 GB HDD for storage? Or is the a better way of moving all the stuff to my SSD?

    Thank you for you help...
    Last edited by pm8546; 19 Sep 2013 at 19:32.

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    The SSD should have some sort of migration utility to help move the OS. With out knowing what brand it we can't locate the tech specs and how to's for the SSD.
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    A little oversight on my part, the SSD is a Crucial M4 256gb.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm8546 View Post
    A little oversight on my part, the SSD is a Crucial M4 256gb.

    Thanks
    Straight from Crucial......

    Crucial HDD to SSD migration software - Crucial Community
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    Might get slammed but I have cloned many times using Clonezilla and always worked perfectly.
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    This is all new to me, I have a question on adjusting the size of the partitions. How do I know what size to make them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm8546 View Post
    This is all new to me, I have a question on adjusting the size of the partitions. How do I know what size to make them?
    Well that depends on your use of BOOT partition but in general 100 or 120 GB should be sufficient.
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    How to clone your HDD drive to a SSD drive.
    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pm8546 View Post
    This is all new to me, I have a question on adjusting the size of the partitions. How do I know what size to make them?
    Well that depends on your use of BOOT partition but in general 100 or 120 GB should be sufficient.
    I notice that I have 3 partitions one called, EFI System Partition 300MB, Recovery Partition 900 MB, and
    OS (C Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition 275 GB, than I have a Data partition that is 397 GB which is the rest of the HDD.

    Can I set it up this way; EFI System Partition 300 MB, Recovery Partition 900 MB, and OS (C Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition 230 GB (estimate) and forgo the Data partition?
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