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Is it possible to clone a SSD twice in different computers?

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July 25, 2014 6:45:55 AM

My current laptop has a HDD in it, and I want to upgrade it to a SSD.
In a year or so, I plan on getting another laptop ( Lenovo Y50 Touch ) and upgrading that laptop to the SSD I'm going to get for the current laptop.

so

1. I get a Samsung EVO 840 500GB SSD
2. clone the HDD to the new SSD with my current laptop
                     (after a year)
3. I get my new laptop and replace the HDD in the new laptop with the (old/used) Samsung EVO 840 500GB SSD from my old laptop after cloning the SSD with the new laptop's HDD.
4. I use the laptop as it is with the SDD in it.


is this possible?

the current laptop has Windows 7 installed in it while the new one will have Windows 8.1, that's why I want to clone the SDD again with the new laptop.

I also want all the data from the SSD deleted when I get my new laptop to clone it also. I'm assuming the data will automatically be deleted from the SSD when i clone it again with the new laptop.

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July 25, 2014 6:55:31 AM

This should be completely doable. There is some debate about imaging an SSD. One of the big things to look out for is that the partition gets aligned properly. If it's unaligned it can lead to a loss in performance. If you do some Googling you'll find information on the problem and how it can be fixed without having to install Windows all over again.

When you go to re-image the drive in a years time, make sure to make a Secure Erase CD/DVD or USB stick with Samsung Magician and erase the drive before imaging it. Then when you've put the new image on it and after you've got it working, then check to see that the alignment is correct. HDD's align differently than SSD's.
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July 25, 2014 5:14:35 PM

techgeek said:
This should be completely doable. There is some debate about imaging an SSD. One of the big things to look out for is that the partition gets aligned properly. If it's unaligned it can lead to a loss in performance. If you do some Googling you'll find information on the problem and how it can be fixed without having to install Windows all over again.

When you go to re-image the drive in a years time, make sure to make a Secure Erase CD/DVD or USB stick with Samsung Magician and erase the drive before imaging it. Then when you've put the new image on it and after you've got it working, then check to see that the alignment is correct. HDD's align differently than SSD's.


hmm... all these alignment things sounds so advanced for someone like me, but i'll try! thanks :) 
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July 25, 2014 9:36:14 PM

andrewkim9711 said:
techgeek said:
This should be completely doable. There is some debate about imaging an SSD. One of the big things to look out for is that the partition gets aligned properly. If it's unaligned it can lead to a loss in performance. If you do some Googling you'll find information on the problem and how it can be fixed without having to install Windows all over again.

When you go to re-image the drive in a years time, make sure to make a Secure Erase CD/DVD or USB stick with Samsung Magician and erase the drive before imaging it. Then when you've put the new image on it and after you've got it working, then check to see that the alignment is correct. HDD's align differently than SSD's.


hmm... all these alignment things sounds so advanced for someone like me, but i'll try! thanks :) 


It sounds advanced, but the sites you'll find on the subject give very detailed instructions. If you're concerned about it, just ask in this thread and I'll dig up a link which I think is best.

One thing about this, even if something goes wrong, you're doubly covered. You'll have an image of your HDD, plus you'll still have the HDD intact. So if you're having trouble you can always fall back to the HDD until you get it figured out, so you won't be left without a computer.
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July 26, 2014 12:57:05 PM

i tried many clone tools, Even the $40 Paragon 2014 fails, hard . so does, many others.
Try windows 8.1 and see most of them all mess this up,
farstone did it 100% prefect.
i just moved my 2yo SSD from my system desk to a lap top, new for wife. (hp 17-e0067) it screams.
i did it in farstone.

I also tried replacing, a new motor board in a system. from M2n to M5a99x, Asus/AMD. and windows 7, worked prefect. I did not p2p it.
I measured the time for the re-activation (win7) was 5 seconds flat. after the click.

it boots and runs
now put in both HDD, and SSD in the lap top (newHP) i added a HDD caddy.

then used partition wizard to set the old HDD (has identical signatures) a problem that so set the old HDD partition, boot and windows. to hidden.
now the system sees SDD and my old HDD (brand new) as D: HP recovery, and a data partition i made.

all in 5 clicks.

free for home users.

http://www.farstone.com/software/drive-clone.php

it does the align automatically and all needed partitions too. v10.2. free. 8.1 AWARE.


the only issues are that the lap tops have recovery partitions, that you want to keep.
unless burning 6 DVD's is fun...?
personally id rather buy a new WIN8.1 key then burn 6 dvd.

I do have many external HDD, and never lost data. ever.
hope this helps you , and saves wasting a day using bad software
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