new pc 1tb hdd to ssd clone advice needed

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  1. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    AndreTen said:
    It's 240 GB. Mentioned somewhere above
    Oh, thanks! Duuuh....

    So, then OP should take what I posted into consideration for backup/restore strategy.
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  2. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    Thanks very much for all the advice its much appreciated, im going to check it all out and hope I can do it right
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  3. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #13

    Please let us know how it works out, davnav.
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  4. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #14

    Hi,

    Cloning will do just fine, if the size of data on current drive is smaller than size of free space on SSD.
    How does one "clone" a 1Tb HDD to a 240 Gb drive ?

    Cheers,
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  5. Posts : 1,567
    Windows 10 Pro
       #15

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,



    How does one "clone" a 1Tb HDD to a 240 Gb drive ?

    Cheers,
    I think I see the point of your question as it's not then a clone right? if it's a serious question then you can resize "on the fly" as you set up the clone - I suspect, however, you know that, fdegrove.
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  6. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #16

    Hi,

    I think I see the point of your question as it's not then a clone right?
    Precisely. It was a bit of a "tongue in cheek" question. Lot's of people seem to use the words cloning and imaging without understanding what they actually mean.
    Not pointing any fingers though, just sayin'.

    Cheers,
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  7. Posts : 2,790
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       #17

    fdegrove said:
    Hi,



    How does one "clone" a 1Tb HDD to a 240 Gb drive ?

    Cheers,
    Macrium has an option to clone from larger capacity drive to smaller capacity drive. Even though it says cloning but it actually perform copy.
    From Macrium, set it as shown then Macrium will do "Copy" instead.
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  8. Posts : 2,829
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #18

    Hi,

    As said I was only bitching about the wrong wording. Seems even Macrium Reflect is sort of guilty of it although I fully understand why they differentiate between cloning (as in sector to sector copying which is the true sense of a clone) and "intelligent" cloning (which is a smarter way of copying what actually is present on the source).

    Either way, not that important to most people I reckon.

    Cheers,
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  9. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #19

    Just a small update as its a longer process due to work and getting time.
    I've getting the ssd to show up and made it GPT.
    Installed macrium reflect and created a USB rescue media, Ive then booted off the usb flash drive after changing boot order to usb first.But once booted back into the program Macrium reflect I dont see the main hard drive so dont have any system image to backup ?
    Sorry but I am trying
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  10. Posts : 27,185
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #20

    davnav said:
    Just a small update as its a longer process due to work and getting time.
    I've getting the ssd to show up and made it GPT.
    Installed macrium reflect and created a USB rescue media, Ive then booted off the usb flash drive after changing boot order to usb first.But once booted back into the program Macrium reflect I dont see the main hard drive so dont have any system image to backup ?
    Sorry but I am trying
    Do you have any external drive? This would be preferred approach. First make Image on external drive, then restore this image on new drive.
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