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March 28, 2014 4:28:10 PM

So today my new 256GB SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD arrived in the mail, I'm wanting to be able to move only some of my stuff from my HDD to my SSD.

So I've got one 1TB HDD with all my files on it (440GB used) and now this new SSD which I only want to move some of my files to (For example: My OS (Windows 8), Battlefield 4 and other games).

I've heard about Cloning but apparently that's for moving your entire drive to another drive and I only want to move some of my files.

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Griffin

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a c 86 G Storage
March 28, 2014 4:33:08 PM

The ssd should be ready to install windows.

When I got my sandisk ssd, I downloaded the ssd tools from sandisk and checked to see if I had the latest firmware. I didn't, so I installed it using the tool and a 32GB USB drive.
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March 28, 2014 4:36:26 PM

spooky2th said:
The ssd should be ready to install windows.

When I got my sandisk ssd, I downloaded the ssd tools from sandisk and checked to see if I had the latest firmware. I didn't, so I installed it using the tool and a 32GB USB drive.


Alright, so how would I do that without having to download all my software again?
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a c 86 G Storage
March 28, 2014 4:36:46 PM

To make it easier, uninstall the hdd and load windows with only the ssd installed in the first sata port, usually sata0. Then install the latest MB drivers and get your system setup and running right. Then install the hdd and you should have access to it to do whatever.
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a c 86 G Storage
March 28, 2014 4:38:07 PM

You are probably gonna have to install all the software & games all over again.
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March 28, 2014 4:40:17 PM

Correct, there are software f.eks Samsung Magician that will allow you to clone your original OS drive over to the SSD. But these softwares either commes with the purchase and will only work with that spesific brand, or you will have to buy an aftermarket software to do the job.

Seen 1 or 2 that are freeware, but they required that the SSD is the same size or larger than the HDD you are cloning. In other words, won't work for you seing as your HDD is 1TB and the SSD is 256gb.

Don't think any of the cloning softwares will allow to only clone certain files. Its either everything, or nothing.

Now just copy / paste an OS or Steam games won't work. So you might aswell just do a clean install for the games and OS on the SSD right away. Will probebly be faster than waiting and trying out 100 different other options that might or might not work. ^^
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