Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-13-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: United States Of America
Posts: 1
Question Hardware Cloning Transfer from HDD to SSD

Hello,

I bought a Laptop that contains a HDD. Windows 7 and a few other programs are pre-intalled.

Now, I like to clone all the data from the HDD and transfer the data to an SSD. I have the equipment to persue the cloning but I need to know if the Windows 7 software will transfer from the HDD to SSD.

Is this possible?
__________________

WillI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 10:19 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Dngrsone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: 'Murica
Posts: 951
Default Re: Hardware Cloning Transfer from HDD to SSD

You can use a program such as HDClone to clone your drive over to the SSD.
__________________

__________________
Civility, Substance, Subtlety, Style: Success
Dngrsone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
strollin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 1,944
Default Re: Hardware Cloning Transfer from HDD to SSD

No problem, virtually any cloning software will work. The only gotcha is partition alignment. If the partition isn't properly aligned then performance may suffer. Do a google search for Ssd partition alignment and you'll find info on how to check it and how to fix it.
strollin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
Indigo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 1,866
Default Re: Hardware Cloning Transfer from HDD to SSD

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dngrsone View Post
You can use a program such as HDClone to clone your drive over to the SSD.
So by your logic, if someone has the hardware to do the clone you suggest software?

What did I miss?

To the OP: Yes, cloning should be fine, as long as the cloner supports cloning to an SSD (it should...I can't think of a reason why it wont)

A clone is essentially a bit-copy of everything from the source drive to the target drive. When you try to boot to the SSD, the software on the SSD shouldn't be aware of any change, except that now it'll start up and run faster than it did on the HDD.
Indigo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
Dngrsone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: 'Murica
Posts: 951
Default Re: Hardware Cloning Transfer from HDD to SSD

Quote:
Originally Posted by Indigo View Post
So by your logic, if someone has the hardware to do the clone you suggest software?

What did I miss?
I'm not sure.


... what is the question?

I use HDClone whenever I upgrade a laptop hard drive; it keeps me using the same Windows install on the laptop, and I don't have to worry about losing my recovery partition, etc.

I am told that Clonezilla will accomplish the same thing, but I have no experience using that software.

Since an SSD uses the same interface (EIDE or SATA) as the drive it is replacing, there should be no impediment to using one of the above software packages for cloning the contents of a traditional drive to a solid-state drive of the same or larger capacity.
__________________
Civility, Substance, Subtlety, Style: Success
Dngrsone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0