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Cloning HDD to SSHD


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#1 dezzanator

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 08:40 AM

I recently reinstalled Windows 7 and all desired programs/documents etc onto a laptop hard drive. It seems however the hard drive is on its way out, and I've recently bought a SSHD drive to replace it with.

 

I was wondering if it's possible to just clone the old hard drive onto this one - given the new one is a hybrid drive, and whether or not the potential increase in bootup times associated with using a hybrid would still be possible by cloning, rather than installing from new.

 

Thanks.


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 07:28 AM

I just recently did the same thing to my desktop. I cloned the new SSHD, unplugged both old drives, replaced my old C drive with the new SSHD and everything fired up just fine. Then I shut it down, replaced the smaller old drive with the old C drive, which is now F drive, and all is good. But I do recommend backing up the important stuff on your old C drive before doing anything, just in case. :blink:


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Posted 23 November 2015 - 03:42 PM

http://www.seagate.com/do-more/laptop-sshd-upgrade-master-dm/

 

Looks pretty straightforward to me.

 

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Posted 23 November 2015 - 04:25 PM

Great, thanks for the answers guys. Looks as straightforward as I'd hoped - everything's already backed up so should be good to go :)



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Posted 17 December 2015 - 08:30 AM

You can but since you are going to a new drive why not give your system a breath of fresh air and do a clean format?  A system never runs better than just after a clean install before you crap it all up ha ha.  

 

One piece of advice, make sure you go into your BIOS and change your SATA configuration from IDE to AHCI so that the proper drivers are installed during the install.  Your SSD will run slower if you leave it on IDE.


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