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March 8, 2014 8:24:41 PM

i just bought MSI GP70. it come with windows 8 and can be update free 8.1 but now i want to replace my DVD to SSD. then i want to install OS to SSD and HDD want to use a storage.

but how can i install OS in SSD. i don't have any OS CD/DVD. in HDD have pre install OS/ or recovery something else. i attached my HDD screenshot ...



so what is best solution for me ...

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a b * Windows 8
March 8, 2014 8:50:42 PM

do you mean maybe that your os is installed on another drive and now you want to install an ssd and transfer your os to it?if this is correct use a program like macrium reflect to clone your existing drive to your ssd.
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March 8, 2014 8:51:32 PM

Before you remove your DVD, look under your Programs. Most OEM computers have an option to make a restore medium. It usually starts nagging you to do this from the first boot. See if it allows you take make the restore to a USB drive. If not, you should still be able to make the DVD and image it over to a USB drive. Once this is done, you should be able to swap out the DVD with the SSD and boot from the USB.

However this should have been the first question. Are you sure that you can swap out the DVD with an SSD? The bay will be a drastically different size. How are you going to mount it in there? Do you have some sort of bay adapter?
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March 8, 2014 9:14:41 PM

aldan said:
do you mean maybe that your os is installed on another drive and now you want to install an ssd and transfer your os to it?if this is correct use a program like macrium reflect to clone your existing drive to your ssd.


you mean something like Acronis True Image 2014... then just image and restore it direct SSD
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March 8, 2014 9:24:07 PM

techgeek said:
Before you remove your DVD, look under your Programs. Most OEM computers have an option to make a restore medium. It usually starts nagging you to do this from the first boot. See if it allows you take make the restore to a USB drive. If not, you should still be able to make the DVD and image it over to a USB drive. Once this is done, you should be able to swap out the DVD with the SSD and boot from the USB.

However this should have been the first question. Are you sure that you can swap out the DVD with an SSD? The bay will be a drastically different size. How are you going to mount it in there? Do you have some sort of bay adapter?


yes that good idea. i saw have option for BurnRecovery but not check yet for USB. i will check..

please see this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7JUgUe0DGg

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a b * Windows 8
March 8, 2014 11:34:06 PM

pagol001 said:
aldan said:
do you mean maybe that your os is installed on another drive and now you want to install an ssd and transfer your os to it?if this is correct use a program like macrium reflect to clone your existing drive to your ssd.


you mean something like Acronis True Image 2014... then just image and restore it direct SSD


yes.
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a c 381 * Windows 8
March 9, 2014 12:02:51 AM

3 possibilities
1. Clone your HDD to your SSD, replace the HDD with the SSD and use the HDD for storage by buying a 2nd HDD caddy which goes in place of your Optical drive. Disadvantage - no optical drive unless you buy an external one
2. Clone HDD to SSD and use HDD in a caddy as external storage - disadvantage -clumsy setup having to rely on HDD connected to USB port.
3. Instead of SSD, clone HDD to Hybrid Drive (SSHD) and have the best of both worlds, a fast SSD cache and plenty of space on one drive. (Not quite as fast as pure SSD but very fast boot times and Program launch).
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If you decide on Option 1 (As in video)
Caddy here
http://hddcaddy.com/en/msi-hdd-caddy/553-msi-gp70-2od-h...
Plus you would need a caddy to connect your SSD to USB to enable clone
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-2-5-SATA-TO-USB-HARD-DR...
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a c 381 * Windows 8
March 9, 2014 12:30:58 AM

A further option which I've used is to buy a 64Gb SD card to use as an extension to your SSD storage, takes up no space and you get to keep your Optical drive. Easy to use as backup, and you can have as many as you like...
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