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.
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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.
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 'Don't understand why people store there stuff on the C drive, if the OS goes belly up you could lose everything.'
Rick or whs might chime in later, their knowledge and experience of SSD is brilliant.
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