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#1 Raymondo44

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 06:53 AM

I have recently purchased a Samsung ssd of 250GB and attempted to clone my 'C' drive of 500GB, using a usb hard drive enclosure, with the bundled Samsung One-Stop Install Navigator. 

 

I accepted the fact that the clone would probably not be successful, but went ahead anyway.

 

The result was that I have two partitions with lots of files on it - all readable. However, I guess without installing the ssd drive, I can't be sure if this drive is bootable. Before I try, is it worth it?

 

In My Computer, the drive shows up with the 2 partitions. The first shows the details of the partition, size, used, remaining etc, but the usual greeny/blue progress line? is depicted in red.

 

Does anybody have an idea of what this means?

 

I attach a screen-shot to show this.



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Posted 17 April 2015 - 06:55 AM

Hi Raymondo44 :)

It would be better if we had an idea of how your drives and partitions looks via the Disk Management. So if you could take a screenshot of it, I'll be able to answer your questions after. Just make sure that you maximize the Disk Management window so I can see everything :)

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:04 AM

Hi Aura,

 

Thanks for your rapid reply.

 

I attach the screen-shot that you requested and look forwards to your comments.

 

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:10 AM

I don't see your SSD in here. It's a 250Gb SSD right? The two drives I see there are both of 465GB (which means around 500GB). From what I can see the Disk 0 is your original hard drive, and the Disk 1 is the hard drive on which you cloned the Disk 0, right? And you want to know if the Disk 1 is bootable? If so, it's not. There's no boot partition on it.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:26 AM

Hi Aura,

 

Again, thanks for your reply.

 

The disks are as follows:- O is Recovery partition. C is main drive.

Disk 1 is my second drive with 2 partitions (E & F)

Disk K is the first partition on the ssd

Disk L  "    "  2nd       "        "     "    "

 

My pc was custom made in the UK, to my specs, so the set-up on my main drive is theirs.

 

Hope this helps.

 

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:31 AM

The K: drive looks like the boot partiton to me, however, it's marked as "Active", which means that you can boot from it. I just don't know if it have the boot files or not. One easy way to find out would be to restart your computer, get in your BIOS boot menu and manually select to boot from the SSD and see if it works.

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:36 AM

Hi Aura,

 

Will do as you suggest. Can't do it right now, but will do it in the morning.

 

Thanks.

 

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:38 AM

No problem Raymondo, keep me updated :)

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 05:52 AM

Hi Aura,

 

Surprise, surprise, the system booted with the new ssd, having configured BIOS for this. This the drive I am using now.

 

Checked that I have access to all my files, seems to  be fine.

 

So the cloning worked.

 

Thanks very much for your guidance and hope this information will help others.

 

Regards and best wishes,

 

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 08:10 AM

No problem Raymondo, my pleasure. Glad that you got everything set up like you wanted to! :)

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