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How to migrate os, games,etc from a HDD to an SSD

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So i have been helping a not very tech savvy friend install and set up his new SSD to help with his boot times and his game loading times. So far I've gotten the SSD installed with him but i don't have a software i can use to migrate the files etc, i have tried the Adata file transfer software but he couldn't figure out how to get it to work (as i said he's not very tech savvy) so can you guys suggest me some programs that aren't viruses/scams? Thanks!


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18 minutes ago, zombieshy_guy81 said:

So i have been helping a not very tech savvy friend install and set up his new SSD to help with his boot times and his game loading times. So far I've gotten the SSD installed with him but i don't have a software i can use to migrate the files etc, i have tried the Adata file transfer software but he couldn't figure out how to get it to work (as i said he's not very tech savvy) so can you guys suggest me some programs that aren't viruses/scams? Thanks!

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Acronis TruImage (I think that's what it's called)


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Paragon hard disk manager 16, install it onto the OS, run it, expert tab, click on the drive (not the partition) you which to copy, select copy disk, follow the prompts, untick simulation mode.

When thats done, turn off the pc and unplug the old hdd. Boot PC.

 

oOnce its all tested and working, plug the old hdd back in, make sure it doesnt boot to it in the bios, use paragon which is now on the ssd to format the hdd.

Uninstall paragon.

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3 minutes ago, Radium_Angel said:

Clonezilla

Norton GHOST

Acronis TruImage (I think that's what it's called)

Basic cloning tools will not work well on modern uefi systems, ssds store data differently to hard drives and raw copies can lead to performance issues.

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What's the capacity of these drives? moving a partition to a drive smaller than it will be a lesson in pain. 

If same sizes, check out Macrium Reflect. It's dead simple. If not, robocopy the data over and install the apps fresh. 


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7 hours ago, TrigrH said:

Basic cloning tools will not work well on modern uefi systems, ssds store data differently to hard drives and raw copies can lead to performance issues.

Never had issues with Norton GHOST. Can't speak for the others though I know they come recommended.


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