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I was wondering about the Samsung magician cloning. Every time I clone the OS to the SSD, it seems to create a whole new drive and when the "magician" program starts up it is constantly looking for an update...(which I have done numerous times, and its not recognizing it on the clone), and I don't think that it actually cloned and deleted the OS from the HHD. Any help is appreciated...
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  1. I do know that when you clone your hard drive that it will not delete the partition its copying, it acts as read only for the original drive. you would have to manual delete your data off the hard drive or run format. ******before you do that make sure you disconnect the hard drive and try to boot with just the ssd hooked up. if it doesn't boot then you haven't copied everything over correctly(critical boot files) which means its actually using stuff from both hard drive and ssd to run your computer. if the ssd boots then all you have to do is format the hdd to blank it out. if you don't want to do that you can just delete the windows folder and anything else you don't want from it. (personally I left the files on mine in case the ssd ever does fail then I can just boot my hdd and go on with life and I still have plenty of space for anything else I need to put on it).

    as for the magician program looking for an update I had an issue with the most current version with my Samsung 830 doing that exact same thing. best way around it is to uninstall it and go back one version and make sure to disable auto update. then just check manual for the next update after the current version.
  2. maxwellmelon said:
    I do know that when you clone your hard drive that it will not delete the partition its copying, it acts as read only for the original drive. you would have to manual delete your data off the hard drive or run format. ******before you do that make sure you disconnect the hard drive and try to boot with just the ssd hooked up. if it doesn't boot then you haven't copied everything over correctly(critical boot files) which means its actually using stuff from both hard drive and ssd to run your computer. if the ssd boots then all you have to do is format the hdd to blank it out. if you don't want to do that you can just delete the windows folder and anything else you don't want from it. (personally I left the files on mine in case the ssd ever does fail then I can just boot my hdd and go on with life and I still have plenty of space for anything else I need to put on it).

    as for the magician program looking for an update I had an issue with the most current version with my Samsung 830 doing that exact same thing. best way around it is to uninstall it and go back one version and make sure to disable auto update. then just check manual for the next update after the current version.


    That is what I am working on now....but question is....how do I know if it is booting from the SSD? Are the updates going to be on the HHD or SSD? Also, did yours create another drive when you ran the magician? I had drives C: (HHD), D: (DVD-ROM), E: (unknown), F: (SSD) The E: is what I was wondering about....Thank again in advance. First build...
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    I don't remember exactly if it was assigned a drive letter but the E unknown could be the small amount of system boot files (my system its about a 100mb partition) if it is then you wont see it once you make your ssd you boot device.

    again to know if the ssd is supporting the booting just unplug the harddrive cable leaving only the ssd hooked up and see if it boots. also right now considering your ssd is assigned the letter F your not booting from it.(remember you have to put the ssd of the first sata port or change your boot order in the bios to where the ssd is listed before the hard drive.)

    so quick summery
    1. disconnect hard drive cable does computer boot? if so ssd is bootable and good on the os copy if not
    then some work has to be done still so you don't want to mess with your hard drive files yet
    2. if yes then make sure ssd is pluged into first sata port or change your boot order in bios to ssd is before the hard drive.
    ( if you do this right the ssd should show up as c in windows and your hard drive as some other letter)
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