HDD to SSD advise

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  1. denis280

    denis280 Diamond Member

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    Insert_Nickname Platinum Member

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    When in doubt do a clean install. There is less that can go wrong... :)
     
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    cloning has risk of bad sector alignment, not worth it unless you know for sure that cloning tool handles that.
     
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    tracerbullet Golden Member

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    Running Windows? If so which version?

    Maybe backup what you have now, prep the new drive w/ the Windows CD, then do a restore?
     
  6. denis280

    denis280 Diamond Member

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    it is seven 64 bit. thanks guys for your info.
     
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    Although I've heard plenty of people do clones without issue, I always do a clean install to be on the safe side.
     
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    kleinkinstein Senior member

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    Clean install > clone
     
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    RadiclDreamer Diamond Member

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    I've never had issues with the apricorn drive transfer kits included with crucial m4 drives
     
  11. denis280

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    Ok! i will try to clone.be back with result. thanks
     
  12. Muse

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    I'm wondering the same thing, gonna swap HDs for a couple of SSD's I got around Black Friday, will be back for the "results."
     
  13. denis280

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    Out of curiosity, would you mind running as ssd benchmark and confirm that your partition is aligned?
     
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    RadiclDreamer Diamond Member

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    I have and always do this, and yes the acronis software does this just fine in all cases i have tested it
     
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    OP didn't use Acronis.
     
  17. RadiclDreamer

    RadiclDreamer Diamond Member

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    Sorry i actually meant apricorn, their included EasygigIV works great for drive to drive