December 09, 2019, 10:16:10 PM

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Offline Amon.

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Cloning or Copying my C: Drive?
« on: September 01, 2019, 09:24:10 AM »
Hey guys,
I'm upgrading my laptops drive next week. It's only a 120gb ssd nvme. The problem I have is how to get all the stuff off of this one and onto the new one as this drive has the recovery partition also.

Ideally I'd like to somehow clone the entire disk and restore it to the new drive.

Google brings up lots of software that deals with backups but I'm not sure what I need to get.

Has anyone here got any recommendations?
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Re: Cloning or Copying my C: Drive?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2019, 11:12:28 AM »
Wintousb is what I used to clone my harddrive although I personally think a fresh install is much more stable. wintousb is free and cloning is easy. I have an external usb caddy for my second hard drive and it works well . got the caddy and drive off ebay for 15 quid including postage . That was a year ago and they are still working . Have a nice morning.
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Re: Cloning or Copying my C: Drive?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 11:27:56 AM »
Usually new drives come with copy software.  When I bought my new SSD a couple years back, the software that came with it had no problems cloning the drive, including the recovery partition.
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Re: Cloning or Copying my C: Drive?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2019, 11:32:29 AM »
Also, you could just install the new drive, but keep the old one in place for system.  If you don't need your DVD drive, you can just swap it out for the HDD.
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Re: Cloning or Copying my C: Drive?
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2019, 11:51:35 AM »
Thanks for the info guys. I did a lot of googling and finally settled on this. https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
It cloned the nvme to the data drive perfectly.
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