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Storage Slightly noobish question regarding transfering my OS across drives!

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by coolicus, 19 Apr 2012.

  1. coolicus

    coolicus What's a Dremel?

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    Hey all,

    Recently I fell victim to the tradgedy that is early SSD death (less than a year old) and the nice fellows at scan very kindly have sent me a new one. Unfortunately to get it working as my boot drive it seems that I would have to reinstall windows on it, along with all the drivers etc which is nothing if not a major hassle!

    I was wondering if you lovely people at bit tech could suggest an alternative way for me to transfer my OS across from my mechanical HDD to the SSD?

    Cheers!

    :D
     
  2. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    If you can download a copy of Hirens boot cd V.13 it includes Acronis home. Its as easy as picking source to target.
     
  3. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Or you can use drive XML to clone it over. Just make sure to enable trim and you set the sata mode to ACHI
     
  4. coolicus

    coolicus What's a Dremel?

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    Nooby question again but how do I enable trim? Is it found in the BIOS?
     
  5. Buzzons

    Buzzons Minimodder

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    If the SSD supports TRIM it just "does" - you don't need to enable it. However, you need an OS that supports it too (Win 7 does, some newer versions of OSX do, and I think the later linux kernels do too)
     
  6. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    I always thought trim meant something else
     
  7. coolicus

    coolicus What's a Dremel?

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    Why ye be trolling in the tech support section hippoz?

    Thank you and everyone else for their contributions though!
     
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  8. Byron C

    Byron C Over-reacting and over-analysing since 1982

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    Cloning gets my vote too, although I personally use CloneZilla. As long as the source partition(s) will fit on the target drive, you're pretty much ready to go.

    If your source drive is actually smaller than the SSD, you can always use something like GParted to non-destructively increase partition size later on; don't get rid of your original hard drive until you know this has worked correctly though, just in case :thumb:
     
  9. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    If you want to make extra sure that TRIM is enabled then open up a command prompt and type

    fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify

    If it comes back with "DisableDeleteNotify = 0" then TRIM is on. :thumb:
     

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