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Want to install a 128GB SSD

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Hmmm, what about backup and restore? Backup the 4 partitions + C: then restore to the SSD? I'm trying to avoid doing a new, clean install if possible. Plus this gives me a chance to play with stuff to see what happens.

    The Lenovo is the first UEFI/GPT system I've owned so this should be interesting and gives me a good chance to learn.
    The Free version of Macrium Reflect Will Clone to different hardware, will Image and restore with out issues. Reflect understands your UEFI GPT Drive and how to restore it or Clone it. They call restoring a 750GB Hard drive to a 256 GB SSD a redeployment and will adjust your partitions perfectly as long as you don't have more data than what will fit on the SSD.

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  2. #12


    I don't want to clone the entire disk, no way it will fit. I want to clone the EFI/GPT partitions, MBR and C: drive. I also have D:, E: and F: partitions on that drive which have another 400GB of stuff on them.

    My concern now is the Windows 8 Recovery Flash drive I created does not work. I need to contact Lenovo and see how it's supposed to work.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 70
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    not sure what UEFI hast to do with AHCI?
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    and GPT
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    as you can see system is using UEFI/GPT still AHCI is set and OS was cloned. You can use DriveImage XML, EASEUS Disk Copy or Acronis TrueImage can clone partition (make partition image restore to a new SSD). I did not clone windows partition only to another OS System disk though.
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  4. #14


    Clone wants to do the entire disk, which in my case is a 2TB drive with 4 primary partition. See my 1st post:

    Want to install a 128GB SSD

    I don't think any cloning program will allow me to clone partitions rather than the entire disk, which is what I really need to do.

    I could move all the data from D:, E: and F: to G:, H: and I: then delete D: E: F:. Then a disk clone would fit on the 128GB SSD. Something to think about.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I don't want to clone the entire disk, no way it will fit. I want to clone the EFI/GPT partitions, MBR and C: drive. I also have D:, E: and F: partitions on that drive which have another 400GB of stuff on them.

    My concern now is the Windows 8 Recovery Flash drive I created does not work. I need to contact Lenovo and see how it's supposed to work.
    Your causing yourself a lot of aggravations. Simply move your data to another drive external drive, Cloud etc. These files are not going to be on your new SSD regardless so move them now. Once your down to what your going to have on your SSD then Clone. Otherwise just Clean Install. Even if you succeed in copying the partitions that you want to, you'll more likely end up with corrupted files anyway The boot files need to be created on your SSD, There are only a couple of Imaging, cloning programs that can accomplish this in a UEFI GPT system. I only know of Macrium Reflect, others on here are having success Paragon I can not speak for that program as to success or cost. Reflect free addition will Clone or Image successfully UEFI GPT.

    For Clarity cloning is directly copying your hard drive to your SSD. Imaging would be creating an Image of your Hard drive and restoring it to your SSD, two very different operations
    With either method partitions can or will be adjusted to fit as long as there is not to much data in a partition to be size down.
    Last edited by Clintlgm; 04 Jan 2014 at 10:49.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Clone wants to do the entire disk, which in my case is a 2TB drive with 4 primary partition. See my 1st post:

    Want to install a 128GB SSD

    I don't think any cloning program will allow me to clone partitions rather than the entire disk, which is what I really need to do.

    I could move all the data from D:, E: and F: to G:, H: and I: then delete D: E: F:. Then a disk clone would fit on the 128GB SSD. Something to think about.
    Yep that is what I would do, except that I would Clean install the OS and only very basic "Need to Be" programs to the SSD. On a 128 GB SSD I would only have AV AM(security) and OS, and maybe any other program that will only install to the C:\ all other programs would be installed to my fastest secondary hard drive. And Data to my 3rd less fast hard drive if I had one.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1


    I am not going to insist. However I would suggest more reading:
    UEFI has nothing to do with AHCI
    cloning partition to different disk is possible ...only if instead of arguing just go to the sources and ask.

    Restore an image of Windows operating system to dissimilar hardware (RAID controllers).
    Deploy the same operating system on many computers.
    Whole text describes how to restore single partition (taken from web site of image disk/partition cloning software)

    You guys probably know better so no arguing
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Michal View Post
    I am not going to insist. However I would suggest more reading:
    UEFI has nothing to do with AHCI
    cloning partition to different disk is possible ...only if instead of arguing just go to the sources and ask.

    Restore an image of Windows operating system to dissimilar hardware (RAID controllers).
    Deploy the same operating system on many computers.
    Whole text describes how to restore single partition (taken from web site of image disk/partition cloning software)

    You guys probably know better so no arguing
    No Argument RAID is a different animal, With UEFI GPT You can clone a OS Partition to dissimilar hardware. It just won't boot. As the boot manager is on a different partition and installed to boot that OS on that SSD. I have never tried but I understand the EFI partition can be created. But why would you bother when either a clean install or Disk Clone or image Created can be restored with compatible software. Acronis assured us that they supported UEFI GPT and dynamic Disk. However up to and through version 2014 they are not able to restore an UEFI GPT disk and have it bootable. They can restore a OS Partition to a disk/ssd that only needs the OS partition refreshed UEFI GPT already set up previously. Macruim Reflect support Dynamic Disk only with the Server version of Reflect. There free, standard, and pro version all fully support UEFI GPT. A disk Image created can be restored, or restored to Dissimilar hardware ie SSD and it will boot. I am running Acronis 2014 on 3 WS Since 2010 and Reflect on 1 NB since 2013 this has been my experience. I'm leaning towards moving my local back up schemes toward Reflect. Two of my WS are still MBR so it doesn't matter. And the all in one touch screen has no critical information
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  9. #19


    Posts : 70
    windows 8.1


    RAID was an example how different new hardware setup can be. If cloning partition only just run os repair to restore boot.

    I posted above pictures after cloning os to new added ssd with uefi/gpt working. This took 15min: shoot down laptop, unscrew cover install ssd, boot up laptop, clone os (time depends on amount of data to be cloned), shutdown laptop, remove hdd, boot up laptop from ssd, shut down laptop, install back hdd, install cover, boot up laptop from ssd with uefi/gpt.
    Why would I bother with fresh install if os settings are tweaked already and will be kept after cloning.
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  10. #20


    Pheeww ... finally got it. It was not simple or straight forward, at least not with Acronis TI 2013.

    First, did a full backup of EFI/GPT/Recovery partitions plus C:, D: and E: (Disk 1), nothing on F:
    Deleted D: and E: leaving EFI/GPT/Recovery partitions plus C:
    Shutdown and installed the 128GB SSD on SATA port 3 (Disk 3)
    Booted up and used diskpart to clean the SSD
    Started Acronis and used it's Add disk feature to set the SSD up as a GPT drive.
    Cloned Disk 1 to Disk 3
    Acronis setup then restarted and the clone operation ran on reboot. Took about 15 minutes.
    Shutdown then swapped SATA ports so 128GB SSD is port 1, 2TB drive is port 2, 1.5TB drive is port 3 and CD/DVD is port 4.

    Booted up and voila`, it booted up from the 128GB SSD.
    Used diskpart to clean the 2TB drive, setup a D:, E: and F: partition and am now restoring D: and E:. There was noting on F: to start with.

    Should be a piece of cake when I upgrade to a 256GB SSD in a little while.
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