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How to deal with 2 partitions when migrating from hdd to new ssd?

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May 12, 2014 3:58:07 PM

Hey guys,

I am going to purchase a new samsung 840 evo ssd soon, but i have a question first.

I will be using the samsung data migration software to go from a 1TB hdd (comes with new laptop im going to buy) which has two partitions: C and D, to the 250gb evo ssd. My question is, at the end of the migration process, what will my ssd look like? As in, will it also have a C and D partition? Because my goal is to use the ssd for the os and apps, which means i don't need the D partition on it. I just want it to have one big C partition to boot windows and apps from. The 1TB hdd is what i will use for storage in my laptop's optical drive bay. So how do i accomplish this coming from a hdd with 2 partitions?

There's also 3 other partitions on the 1TB hdd, 2 recoveries and 1 efi system partiton, but i think these will just be migrated over without problem and i'm going to leave them alone anyways. Also, even though im going from 1TB to 250gb, space isn't an issue because its a new laptop with nothing on it.

I hope that wasn't too long and that it makes sense, so please help me out guys...thanks.

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May 12, 2014 4:19:29 PM

Is there anything on D right now? If and when the clone is successful you could just move anything over from D to the HDD, go into disk management, delete D and extend C into that space and then set windows up to use the HDD (as the new D drive) as the default storage location for documents and pictures and other stuff.
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May 12, 2014 4:32:57 PM

SchizTech said:
Is there anything on D right now? If and when the clone is successful you could just move anything over from D to the HDD, go into disk management, delete D and extend C into that space and then set windows up to use the HDD (as the new D drive) as the default storage location for documents and pictures and other stuff.


Thanks for the fast response....Nope, nothing that i can see is on D right now, its empty unless there's hidden stuff. And your solution makes a lot of sense, i wasn't sure if that was possible. So i should just migrate like normal, and then once i've booted from the ssd, just go into disk managment, delete D and extend C? I should extend C all the way to cover the ssd right? No point in leaving unallocated space i would think. I know your supposed to leave space on ssd's, that just means free space and not unallocated space right? Thanks again, you really helped me out.
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May 12, 2014 4:37:24 PM

Yeah, space left on an SSD doesn't have to be unallocated. You can leave the system partitions and recovery partition alone (it may come in handy if it's ever needed) but use all the space cleared by D.
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May 12, 2014 4:44:11 PM

Awesome, thanks!
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