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September 1, 2012 9:14:57 PM

When i try to copy data from my WD 320GB HDD to my Intel 320 series 120GB SSD. The WD has 78GBS on it and the formated compacity of the SSD is 111GBs. Any Idea why this isn't working?

Thanks,
Logan77
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September 1, 2012 9:42:15 PM

Don't use any sort of cloning software to migrate data from an HDD to an SSD. The low level layout is very different. To safely copy data from an HDD to an SSD in Windows you must copy and paste the necessary files
September 1, 2012 10:38:53 PM

what about the OS
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September 1, 2012 10:39:47 PM

wheren does that leave my data?
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September 1, 2012 10:41:08 PM

logan77 said:
what about the OS


Perform a complete reinstall
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September 1, 2012 10:45:18 PM

logan77 said:
wheren does that leave my data?


If you install Windows to the SSD you will be able to boot into it and copy the data over from the other drive.
September 2, 2012 12:58:55 AM

Its not recognizing my drive when im installing windows.
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September 2, 2012 1:20:28 AM

logan77 said:
Its not recognizing my drive when im installing windows.


You may need to install special drivers to enable the installer to read the storage device. Make sure that the SSD is attached to the Intel storage device and not an add-in storage controller. Consult your motherboard manual to find out which is which
September 2, 2012 1:52:27 AM

where could i find those drivers?
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September 2, 2012 2:03:22 AM

logan77 said:
where could i find those drivers?


What motherboard do you have?
September 2, 2012 2:14:21 AM

asus p8z68-v LX
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September 2, 2012 2:16:28 AM

You should not need extra drivers for that board. Make sure that the SSD is plugged into one of the Intel SATA3 ports and not the add-in ASMedia storage controller which is not part of the chipset. The ASMedia ports are usually the bottommost ports
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September 2, 2012 2:53:53 AM

Has the drive actually worked at any point? SSDs do tend to fail sometimes. I had a dead one once.
September 2, 2012 2:54:44 AM

Ive tried both SATA3 ports and one SATA2 port and none of them work
September 2, 2012 3:05:37 AM

it just worked
thanks guys
September 2, 2012 3:06:30 AM

i did see it in the BIOS when i was selecting boot drives
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September 2, 2012 3:47:46 AM

logan77 said:
it just worked
thanks guys


Great, but there's only one of me here :p 
September 2, 2012 4:20:39 PM

:)  didn't realize it was just you. Whenever I try to copy and paste my data it says that I dont have premission to access the data.
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September 2, 2012 6:07:56 PM

logan77 said:
:)  didn't realize it was just you. Whenever I try to copy and paste my data it says that I dont have premission to access the data.


You will have to take ownership of it, there's a lot of easy to follow guides on how to do this. That data belongs to the user on the other installation. It may have the same name as the user on your new installation but the ID will be different
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