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Migration Software advantage?

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Last response: in Storage
April 20, 2012 8:40:06 PM

I currently have a 750 GB Seagate Barracuda. I was thinking of converting my Entire OS over to an Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH250A2K5 at the 3Gb/s setting. Here's the point: Do I need to drop my OS and reinstall Windows?

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April 20, 2012 8:45:40 PM

Also, is the Primary Partition of the OS on my HDD going to reduce/stay the same on a transfer to the SSD Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest)
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April 20, 2012 8:51:28 PM

Intel SSD's come with the software needed to easily migrate your boot drive to the new SSD.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&...

Check the bottom of that page for SSD compatibility. Notice the Intel 510 series is listed there. You should be good to go with this program.

Check out this video - it refers to the exact situation you are in and shows you exactly how to accomplish your goal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jebII-FTOmk

This is one of the luxuries that comes free with Intel SSD's. Apparently Adata is also packing in similar support/software with their SSDs.

The following video may also be of interest: http://youtu.be/fkc-GqjaEPw
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April 20, 2012 11:15:02 PM

geogolem said:
Intel SSD's come with the software needed to easily migrate your boot drive to the new SSD.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&...

Check the bottom of that page for SSD compatibility. Notice the Intel 510 series is listed there. You should be good to go with this program.

Check out this video - it refers to the exact situation you are in and shows you exactly how to accomplish your goal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jebII-FTOmk

This is one of the luxuries that comes free with Intel SSD's. Apparently Adata is also packing in similar support/software with their SSDs.

The following video may also be of interest: http://youtu.be/fkc-GqjaEPw



Thanks so much, best wishes
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April 23, 2012 1:34:13 PM

Well, the advantage of migration software is that it is easy. It does a pretty good job of getting the software up and running on the new drive.

But nothing beats a fresh install, free of years of accumulated crud.

In either case, make absolutely sure that your disk controller is in ACHI mode during the install; AHCI is necessary for the proper care and feeding of an SSD. As is Windows 7.
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April 23, 2012 3:03:53 PM

^ Concur with "But nothing beats a fresh install, free of years of accumulated crud"

I have NO problem with clonning a SSD -> SSD, But for going from HDD -> SSD, I ALWAYS do a clean install, this is a ONE time deal and worth the time!.
.. Clean install will:
.... Enable trim (windows 7)
.... Will properly align partition.
.... These two Items are always questionable in cloning HDD -> SSD.

In addition to setting the BIOS to AHCI, also make sure the SSD is the ONLY drive attached - disconnect the HDD when doing a clean install and reconnect AFTER windows is installed on the SSD.

After windows is installed, windows updates completed, drivers and programs loaded verify all is working good - then activate - and USE Windows backup to perform an image of your SSD (located in control Panel!! at any time and for what ever reason you will be able to restore your system to this state in 10 to 15 Min.
NO re-install OS, No wait to download and install windows updates, no reload drivers and programs. Just pop in a windows Installation disk (or use the "restore disk" that once the image is completed you will be prompted to make). Just select repair, restore from image and 10 min later you boot to the exact same state as when you created the image.
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