Solved Data Transfer Question Tags: Hard Drives SSD Storage Last response: May 19, 2010 2:06 PM in Storage Share xxgtasaxx May 15, 2010 5:27:48 PM First off I have a 120GB Fujitsu 2.5" HDD http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and I want to use it in my desktop temporarily for my Windows 7 Home Premium, can I use it? Second, 2 weeks later I will have the money for a 40GB 2.5" SSD Intel X25-V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... that I would like to transfer the OS from the temporary drive to the SSD? I know the SSDs Read speed is 170/MB and the write is 35/MB but that doesn't matter to me because it's faster than a hard drive at 7200RPM. More about : data transfer question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove treefrog07 May 17, 2010 1:03:15 AM You may need one of these. You should be able to do it. Install the OS on the 2.5 HDD, then using the SSD mfr's utilities to clone your 2.5 HDD to the SSD. The Intel support page has a link to cloning software. | Report abuse xxgtasaxx May 17, 2010 7:54:16 PM I just got another idea, what if I installed it to the Hard Drive then when I get my SSD I format my HDD then reinstall my OS on my SSD since that's all I'm putting on it. | Report abuse Best solution treefrog07 May 19, 2010 2:52:16 AM That will work just fine. If you load the OS to the HDD before you get your SSD, you'll have time to configure it the way you want it. Cloning that HDD to the SSD saves your configuration, and the time it takes to install the OS to the SSD. | Report abuse xxgtasaxx May 19, 2010 2:06:50 PM Best answer selected by xxgtasaxx. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Data Transfer Question> Related ressources: ForumHow to connect via wire to transfer data ??//total noob// ForumI need some help from an expert on data transfer . ForumHow fast must a disk spin to transfer 2tb of data with 1024 track at 6gb per sec ForumExternal harddrive data transfer question ForumOld data HDD transfer to SSD gone wrong ForumData transfer question Forum* Data Transfer - Fastest Speed ForumWindows experience index for data transfer rate ForumData transfer on wireless?? ForumCompletely transfer Windows 7 and installed data to another hard drive ForumFastest read/write for gigabits data transfer ForumUSB Bridge/ Data Transfer Buyer Question ForumQues. About Data Transfer Between GPU & MoBo ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? ForumDATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5] how to get data from this error ForumExternal Data Loss.. lost at how to recover ForumDo my data erase if I initialize my hard drive Forum[Solved] Dumb question ForumSSD Question (Using it as "Storage") ForumQuestion on mirroring 2 SSD's More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !