I wanna get a Samsung 830 256 GB ssd for it and had a quick question about disk cloning. I wanna get a USB 3.0 external enclosure and wanted to know if that being plugged into the usb 3 port with the ssd and macrium or similar software would be sufficient for the process. Or do I need to throw both these drives in my desktop to do it.
Also. The current HDD is partitioned terribly with half for system and half storage. (Manufacturer fail) and wondering how that would affect the cloning process
Also if someone could suggest me a good enclosure for a decent price. Not to exceed $25 if possible for my needs. Either off amazon or new egg preferably
You do not need to put both drives in a desktop to clone the drive. I have cloned the drive on one of my laptops without using a desktop computer. I used the installation kit USB cable and included software to clone the drive.
Is there anything on the second (data) partition that you need to keep? If not then you could delete the second partition and extend the first partition. Use caution doing this and make absolutely sure there is nothing on the second partition that is critical to the OS. YouTube video on how to merge partitions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beXqc8htfGs
What are the sizes of the partitions? 250 and 250?