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Samsung 840E connected via SATA to USB undetected by Samsung Magician after partitioning

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December 28, 2013 3:27:26 PM

Hi all.

I am using Windows 7 Professional 32-bit for my laptop and I have formatted the 840E so the machine recognizes it as a storage device in Explorer. When I open up Samsung Magician, I'm greeted with the error:

'Magician was unable to find a Samsung SSD connected to your system. Some Magician features may not work correctly.'

When I click the drop down menu of storage devices, I find that the SSD is shown, listed as 'HDD USB Device (232.88 GB)' So it is indeed recognizing the storage device, but not as the 840E.

I'm not entirely sure where to go next. Initially I was planning to do a fresh install, but since I no longer possess a Windows 7 upgrade disk from Windows Vista, I am unable to do that. I need to be able to migrate the data from my HDD to my SSD.

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a c 1340 $ Windows 7
a c 220 Ô Samsung
a c 2040 G Storage
December 28, 2013 3:37:00 PM

I'm pretty sure that is because you're connected via USB. You can't 'migrate' the OS to, and boot from, a USB drive.

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December 28, 2013 3:45:53 PM

USAFRet said:
I'm pretty sure that is because you're connected via USB. You can't 'migrate' the OS to, and boot from, a USB drive.



I don't exactly have the option to connect the SSD directly via SATA to the motherboard without replacing the HDD inside. Would you say that mirroring the HDD onto the SSD would be a better option? I do have the tools available to perform said task.

EDIT: Nevermind. I'll download a Windows 7 Professional 32-bit install disk and install it with the key I still have.
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a c 1340 $ Windows 7
a c 220 Ô Samsung
a c 2040 G Storage
December 28, 2013 4:05:59 PM

Azurex said:
USAFRet said:
I'm pretty sure that is because you're connected via USB. You can't 'migrate' the OS to, and boot from, a USB drive.



I don't exactly have the option to connect the SSD directly via SATA to the motherboard without replacing the HDD inside. Would you say that mirroring the HDD onto the SSD would be a better option? I do have the tools available to perform said task.

EDIT: Nevermind. I'll download a Windows 7 Professional 32-bit install disk and install it with the key I still have.


64bit would be better. Pretty sure the same key will work.
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