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SSD Migration Help

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  1. zacii

    zacii Thread Starter

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    Good morning everyone,

    I've bought Samsung SSDs before, and used Samung's Migration software to clone and replace HDDs in two different desktops.

    I bought a 500 GB Samsung SSD to replace the 1 TB HDD in my 6 year old HP Envy Dv6 laptop.

    I've tried three times to do the clone, but each time I have problems.

    Here are some pictures of the error messages that I'm getting.

    I didn't think that I would have problems going from a larger HDD to a smaller SSD, since the amount of data that I'm trying to clone is about 350 GB.

    Any ideas for help?

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  2. crjdriver

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    How exactly did you do the clone? From what I can find, your laptop only has a single hard drive bay.
     
  3. zacii

    zacii Thread Starter

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    I used a USB connector
     
  4. crjdriver

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    That may be why you have problems. Try making an image of your current drive using acronis true image; store the image on an external drive, NAS, network share, etc. Once done, shutdown and pull your drive out. Install the ssd. Boot with the acronis boot usb and restore the image to the ssd.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    BTW I have used the samsung data migration tool many times however I have never attempted to use it with a usb/external.
     
  6. zacii

    zacii Thread Starter

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    I used the same USB connector for the other drives that I cloned, and everything worked fine.

    I'll try your suggestion. If Acronis will let me do it without buying their software.

    I'm unsure of how to go about using the Acronis boot usb to restore the image to the SSD.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    Another option would be to backup whatever data files you need and just clean install windows on the ssd. While this is some work, it is another option if you cannot restore an image.
    Note there are free imaging programs however I have not used a free one in quite some time.
     
  8. Noyb

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    That's how I did it on my HP G6 .....
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    Install Acronis > Make a Boot disc > Remove Acronis > run Acronis from the boot disc
    Make an Image > restore the SSD from the image.
     

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  9. Noyb

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    Install the SSD > insert the boot disc > start the g6 > tap esc until you have a choice > choose to boot from the CD.
    First .... Tools > Add a New Disc > choose the SSD.
    Then ... restore the SSD from the Image
     
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  10. crjdriver

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    Just my opinion however I do all imaging/restoring from the boot disk. This removes windows from the issue [the acronis boot disk is actually a version of linux]
     
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