Solved Installing a SSD as a boot up drive Tags: SSD Storage Boot Last response: October 31, 2013 4:50 PM in Storage Share stinkboat October 30, 2013 6:10:58 PM My son purchased a SSD drive to use as a boot up drive (to make his computer faster). Every time we can get as far as cloning but we don't want to clone as it takes up more space than the SSD has. How do we successfully install this thing? More about : installing ssd boot drive selianx October 30, 2013 6:16:02 PM I don't know if this will help you, but it cleared everything up for me when I did install mine ssd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox6DHlPQI-w skip to like 3.55 min. m 0 l xD3aDPooLx October 30, 2013 6:22:59 PM What are you using to clone the device? m 0 l Related resources Installing second SSD as a non-boot drive - Forum installing ssd on a vostro 400 as boot drive - Forum Getting an SSD how do i set it up for boot drive? - Forum Can I set up RAID 0 with two HDD and one SSD as boot drive? - Forum Installing Windows 7 on SSD vs SSD Boot Drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer stinkboat October 30, 2013 6:29:37 PM xD3aDPooLx said:What are you using to clone the device? It keeps trying to use the Samsung Magician. Should we unplug the hd before we try to install the ssd? m 0 l Best solution xD3aDPooLx October 31, 2013 4:50:21 PM From my experiences with imaging, you need a different computer to extract all the info off of it. You can not do it with the drive in use. If I was your son, I would just load a new os onto the drive and use the old one as storage. You should be able to recover all the old info from that drive too. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSetting up hdd as primary drive with ssd as boot drive Forum SolvedHow to set up an SSD as a "boot drive" Forum Setting up a master hdd drive and an ssd boot drive Forum SolvedSSD boot drive installed & loaded then installed HDD but it doesn't show Forum How to install a SSD onto a system that has a HDD as the boot drive? Forum Installing a ssd as boot drive with a 1 tb hard drive as storag Forum Need help installing SSD as boot drive Forum SSD Boot Drive - RAID 10 Back Up Forum Setting up a ssd boot drive Forum SolvedHow do I add second 3.5" internal drive to installed boot SSD Forum SolvedInstalled Win7 to SSD, pulled old OS drive, now can't boot to SSD Forum Setting up SSD as boot drive Forum How would I set up a SSD boot/cache drive? Forum SolvedAbout to install my first SSD boot drive, some questions Forum OS on SSD, installed storage HDD now I cant boot up my laptop please help! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !