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Switching To Bigger SSD - Transfering Over Question

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November 8, 2012 6:11:22 PM

Hey gents,

I recently bought a 240 Gb Intel SSD to go with my rig that I built thanks to lot's of advice from here last year, [Thanks Buds!].

I have a 128 Gig SSD that is currently my C:\ drive, but I wish to make this new 240 Gig SSD my C:\ drive instead, and do a fresh OS install, plus my 2 main programs & their related 3rd party programs.

I then plan to save the current 128 Gig SSD as a back up [even uninstalled & outside of the rig], as it has all I want installed on it and working just fine as it is.

However the the programs on it are the ones that I will duplicate on the newer 240 Gig SSD, [having double the space], therefore redundant to have both installed.

So I don't want to Erase or Delete anything or Format the 128 Gig one at all. [Just stored as a working emergency back up drive.]

Otherwise, I have a 1 TB Western Digital Black Caviar HDD, partitioned into 2 equal parts, which also have OS's on them, as well as a 1 TB Western Digital USB 3.0 External Drive just for storage & back up.

So my question is this:

Can I change the drive letters and then remove the 128 SSD after the 240 SSD is up & running?

Or will this be a nightmare, should I ever need to re-install the removed 128 SSD, if it's no longer listed as C:\ drive? :pt1cable: 

Might it be easier to remove the 128 SSD first and keep it intact as C:\ drive just as it is, and then install the 240 SSD using one of the partitions on the 1 TB Western Digital HDD as my temporary OS to achieve all this?

Thanks for your help Buds,

Jim
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November 8, 2012 7:03:13 PM

Make it easy for yourself.
1) If you want clean install the OS, unplug all the SSD (128GB) + HDD, install the OS, after that plug in the HDD.

or 2) Using the cloning software comes with intel ssd, cloning OS to the new SSD. ( SSD to SSD is OK). Then unplug the 128GB one , connect the new one. You are done.

You don't need to change the driver letter at all as long as you unplug the old SSD.
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November 8, 2012 7:23:06 PM

cin19 said:
Make it easy for yourself.
1) If you want clean install the OS, unplug all the SSD (128GB) + HDD, install the OS, after that plug in the HDD.

or 2) Using the cloning software comes with intel ssd, cloning OS to the new SSD. ( SSD to SSD is OK). Then unplug the 128GB one , connect the new one. You are done.

You don't need to change the driver letter at all as long as you unplug the old SSD.


Really - it's that easy?

I didn't know that there's cloning software with Intels' SSD.

Is that a new thing, or have they always included that?
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November 8, 2012 7:39:27 PM

Clonezilla

I went from a 60GB to my 120GB

currently have issues with multiple instances in windows boot management, but other than that the data duplicated perfectly with no issues.
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November 8, 2012 7:49:51 PM

Cool - Thanks Buds,

Jim
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