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HDD to SSD cloning with alot of partition


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#1 seewhysee

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 12:51 PM

Hi guys I am new here, I have read a lot of articles on line on cloning and nothing seems to help me. My current set up is Windows 10 with a 1TB HDD and I want to clone it into a 480GB SSD. I have also decided to use Macrium reflect for cloning software. However I am facing a problem. My HDD has a lot of partition (as shown in attached pictures) and my questions are...

1) Do I need to clone these partition as well for my SSD to work?

2) Can I ignore these partitions and copy the main D and C partiton only?

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#2 RolandJS

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Posted 12 May 2016 - 01:15 PM

What is the total bytespace presently being used on your 1TB HD?  Yes, if bytespace count is less than 440GB, you should be able clone quite nicely.  I know nothing about Windows 10, I do know Macrium Reflect,  Others here can tell what partitions if any can be left out.


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 07:36 AM

Worst case, if Windows on one big partition, it can be resized/shrunk to something less than 480GB prior to cloning, if macrium does not support cloning from larger to smaller devices.


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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:10 PM

Worst case, if Windows on one big partition, it can be resized/shrunk to something less than 480GB prior to cloning, if macrium does not support cloning from larger to smaller devices.

MDD, thanks for reminding me!  I accidentally switched over to Intelligent Copy image-making; Macrium cloning, unlike image-making, cannot go from larger to smaller devices.  Again, thanks.


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