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August 9, 2014 3:31:38 PM

so how do you transfer a os over to a sdd if the os is originally on the mechanical harddrive.

for example, i install a os on a regular harddrive and then 6 months down the line, install a SSD, how would i transfer the existing os from the harddrive to the ssd?

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August 9, 2014 3:40:24 PM

GoldenGamerUK said:
so how do you transfer a os over to a sdd if the os is originally on the mechanical harddrive.

for example, i install a os on a regular harddrive and then 6 months down the line, install a SSD, how would i transfer the existing os from the harddrive to the ssd?


You will clone the HD to the SSD. Some SSD's come with their own cloning software.(usually can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website) I've used EaseUS which is free and works extremely well.
http://www.todo-backup.com/
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August 9, 2014 3:44:37 PM

drkatz42 said:
GoldenGamerUK said:
so how do you transfer a os over to a sdd if the os is originally on the mechanical harddrive.

for example, i install a os on a regular harddrive and then 6 months down the line, install a SSD, how would i transfer the existing os from the harddrive to the ssd?


You will clone the HD to the SSD. Some SSD's come with their own cloning software.(usually can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website) I've used EaseUS which is free and works extremely well.
http://www.todo-backup.com/

after that can i delete the os off the harddrive, or is it a bit more complicated then that?
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August 9, 2014 3:58:20 PM

^5 +1 what drkatz42 said.

The most common cloning software mentioned in this forum is Acronis. Cloning software works reasonably well for most users. However, sometimes glitches develop during cloning. That is why a fresh clean install of the operating system is the preferred method.
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August 9, 2014 4:18:38 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
^5 +1 what drkatz42 said.

The most common cloning software mentioned in this forum is Acronis. Cloning software works reasonably well for most users. However, sometimes glitches develop during cloning. That is why a fresh clean install of the operating system is the preferred method.

yeah, i see what you mean, i had some time to google my question, i might just just grab 2 copies of windows 7, or 9 if i like it... and install that in the 256GB ssd that i plan to get, also, being i see you have a storage badge, i was going to get a HUUUGGGE sdd for my games and programs, because i do recordings, im going to be investing in a lot of harddrives, and also im gonna get into the side of programming, i need a lot of harddrives *BREATH* is there any way i could add a second harddrive and use that one separate to the other harddrives, if ya know what i mean, is there any way i could do that, or is technology not that advanced?
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August 9, 2014 9:05:59 PM

GoldenGamerUK said:
drkatz42 said:
GoldenGamerUK said:
so how do you transfer a os over to a sdd if the os is originally on the mechanical harddrive.

for example, i install a os on a regular harddrive and then 6 months down the line, install a SSD, how would i transfer the existing os from the harddrive to the ssd?


You will clone the HD to the SSD. Some SSD's come with their own cloning software.(usually can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website) I've used EaseUS which is free and works extremely well.
http://www.todo-backup.com/

after that can i delete the os off the harddrive, or is it a bit more complicated then that?


Once cloned, reboot and go into the bios. Change the boot priority to the new drive first, save and reboot. Once you know everything is running well on the new drive, you can use the old drive for storage etc.
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