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Cloning SSD to HDD. I need help, please.

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February 22, 2013 1:54:21 AM

I’m using EaseUS TO cloning software.

I cloned my 64GB M4 SSD to my 80GB HDD for a backup. When I installed the HDD to see the size it was only 64GB; not 80GB. I tried Disk Clone and Partition Clone but still it only shows 64GB for the 89GB HDD.

My 64GG SSD shows 39.4GB used and 15.2GB free.

I expected my 80GB HDD would show 39.4GB used and about 40GB free.

The reason I’m testing is I’m going to upgrade to a 128GB M4 SSD and, after cloning, expecting to see 39.4GB used and about 88GB free.

What am I doing wrong????


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February 22, 2013 2:09:37 AM

rus2 said:
I’m using EaseUS TO cloning software.

I cloned my 64GB M4 SSD to my 80GB HDD for a backup. When I installed the HDD to see the size it was only 64GB; not 80GB. I tried Disk Clone and Partition Clone but still it only shows 64GB for the 89GB HDD.

My 64GG SSD shows 39.4GB used and 15.2GB free.

I expected my 80GB HDD would show 39.4GB used and about 40GB free.

The reason I’m testing is I’m going to upgrade to a 128GB M4 SSD and, after cloning, expecting to see 39.4GB used and about 88GB free.

What am I doing wrong????



I may have happened across an answer. Reassure me:

Finishing Up: Boot Up and Expand the Partition

Now that we're all done cloning the drive, all you need to do is boot up your PC, wait for Windows to finish figuring out that you have a new drive and installing the device drivers, and then we're ready to fix the one remaining problem—the current drive partition is the same size as the old drive.

If you're using Windows 7 or Vista, open up Windows Disk Management through the Start menu search box, or by right-clicking on Computer and choosing the Manage option. Once there, right-click the partition and choose Extend Volume to make the partition fill the entire disk.

Full size

At this point you should be able to head into Computer and see that your new hard drive is now nice and spacious.

If you're using Windows XP, you're going to have to take another route (it doesn't have a robust, built-in partition manager); you could choose to create another partition, or if you want to resize your primary partition, you can boot from the GParted Live CD and make the changes in there by clicking on the partition and using the Resize/Move button.
So have you ever upgraded from one hard drive to another one? Did you do the full reinstall, or use a cloning software? Share your experience in the comments.
February 22, 2013 9:37:48 PM

Solved.

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