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Solved Cloning SSHD to SSD Windows 8


eazybake

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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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popeye

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eazybake

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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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popeye

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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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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
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    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

Brooklyn567

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#26
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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    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
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    3 GB
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    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
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    1366 x 768
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    MS Intellipoint 5 button (love it!)
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    Chrome and Chromium
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