Clone HDD boot partiton to SSD? Tags: Hard Drives Boot Storage Last response: June 18, 2012 12:07 AM in Storage Share sumkid101 June 17, 2012 5:49:17 PM Hello, So here are my current system's specs: i5 2500k Asus LX Z68 8gb Corsair 500w Corsair PSU 500gb HDD and I am using the Intel HD 3000 So, currently my 500gb WD drive is split into 2 partitions; 140 for the boot drive, and a 320gb for storage. I want to buy a Crucial M4 128gb, and make it my boot drive. so what I'm asking is if i can clone the main HDD boot partion (140gb, 50gb free) to the new M4 128gb WITHOUT having to reinstall all my programs. and then, when the m4 is successfully installed a s the boot drive, merge the 140gb partition and 320gb partitions. my main goal is to do all this without reinstalling windows 7, for I'm currently midway through a important project for work and can't waste time reinstalling, copying data, downloading updates, etc. thank you. More about : clone hdd boot partiton ssd rolli59 a c 265 G Storage June 18, 2012 12:07:38 AM It should work although a clean installation is recommended. Just make sure you clean your current OS partition before merging it with the other one. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Creating a clone of my Boot SSD when the recovery partition is on a different HDD Forum SolvedHDD to SSD Clone not booting to Windows 7 Forum SSD to HDD clone will not boot Forum SolvedWin8: SSD not recognized on boot after HDD to SSD cloning Forum Cloned HDD to SSD and made it boot drive, is it safe to delete HDD now?? Forum Cloned to SSD and reformatted HDD, now I can't boot. Forum PC continues to boot from HDD after directing it to boot from Cloned SSD in BIOS Forum Hdd cloned with data migration software tool now ssd won't work as boot partition, bootmanager not present?Used sata 3 on my Forum Cloned HDD to SSD. Boots to blinking cursor, but I can successfully boot Windows using Hirens Forum SolvedHow do I clone HDD to SSD if the computer doesn't have a optical disk drive? Forum SolvedClone hdd with programs to second ssd Forum SolvedCan I image old HDD to a USB, then boot from USB and clone to new HDD? Forum SolvedShould i clean install the OS on SSD or clone it from another HDD ? Forum Samsung 840 SSd will not boot after cloning win xp hdd in asus netbook Forum SolvedCan I just clone my HDD to a SSD to avoid buying new OS? Forum Solvedwindows 7 clone HDD to SSD with clonezilla Forum SolvedHow long to Clone HDD to SSD Forum SolvedTrying to clone Windows 7 from HDD to SSD (Please Help) Forum SolvedClone SSD to HDD then back to SSD Forum Clone HDD to an used SSD? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !