I currently have a ocz vertex 2 (60gb) ssd and im planning to upgrade to a samsung 830 (128gb) ssd. My os is currently installed on my 60gb ssd and what i want to know is how to transfer all of my data onto the 128gb drive and make it my new c:/ drive so i dont have to format and start all over. is there a way of doing this or will i have to re-install windows? Im running windows 7 ultimate 64bit by the way and i have an extra 1tb hdd which i have half of my programs on.
I've used both EasyUS (freebee) and EZ-Gig (Software free but requires a speacial USB -> Sata Cable. Both work great for cloning from SSD -> SSD.
While I do Not recommend going HDD -> SSD, there are a few exceptions, Ez-Gig did an excellent clone.
Probably one of the best methothods is right under your Nose. Simply go to windows back-up (in control; Panel) and make a back-up image of your OS drive (SSD). Use the HDD to store the image. When the image is done you will be prompted to create a Recovery/repair Disk, Up to you as I just use a regulare Windows installation disk.
Power off, disconnect Old SSD, connect new SSD.
Inset the Repair disk created above, or a Windows 7 installation disk - Select Repair, Restore from Image. 15 Min later reboot to new SSD.