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  • Started 2 years ago by altruist77
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altruist77
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HI,
Thank you for your detailed walkthrough to clone a system HDD to SSD using Clonezilla. I followed all your instructions and used the "device-device work directly from a disk or partition to a disk or partition" mode to clone my system disk to the SSD. My system HDD is 74GB, while the SSD is 120GB. After cloning the HDD, the system booted successfully. However, the size of the SSD is reported as 74GB and not 120GB. How can I clone the drive while maintaining the original size of the SSD?
Thank you for all your suggestions and advice.
Best wishes
ARul

Posted 2 years ago
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jmeeks49
jmeeks49
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ARul,

i am new to SSD'S but it's my understanding when you clone a drive to any new drive it will clone the drive bit by bit meaning what you have is what you get. there might be a work around as other people might have ideas.

John

Posted 2 years ago
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gedstar
gedstar
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Hi altruist77

I know this doesn't answer your question, but in my experience you're better off doing a clean install of windows 7 on a new SSD, although other people may disagree with me, I found it to be the best option for me. What I done was did a clean install of windows, configure windows 7 for SSD, install all apps and updates that I use and then created an image of the hard drive, I redo an image about once a month, after running updates and AV plus what ever else, not an incremental image, just a full image. Not sure of your situation but I store all my files, docs and music etc on a separate hard drive on both my laptop and PC, this way my image is only about 15GB, this is stored on a separate drive on both as well. Don't understand why people store there stuff on the C drive, if the OS goes belly up you could lose everything.

Just a thought

Ged

Posted 2 years ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Ged 'Don't understand why people store there stuff on the C drive, if the OS goes belly up you could lose everything.'

How true!

Rick or whs might chime in later, their knowledge and experience of SSD is brilliant.

Mike

Posted 2 years ago
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Xhi
Xhi
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You should be able to go into disk management and expand your cloned drive into the unused space easily. Start->Type in disk-> Click on Windows Disk Manager.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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altruist77,

Download this free small tool to the desktop and run it.

http://www.windows98.co.uk/ssd/

Does the SSD show Aligned in Green Lettering ????

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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SSD Optimization Guide

http://thessdreview.com/ssd-gu.....n-guide-2/

Follow directions to set up SSDs.

Rick P.

Posted 2 years ago
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raphoenix
raphoenix
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ADDED:

Pretty much for any SSD.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum......or-OCZ-SSD

Reset SSD Tutorial

http://howto.cnet.com/8301-113.....ssd-drive/

Download Site For Parted Magic

http://sourceforge.net/projects/partedmagic/

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