- Migrate OS to SSD only transfers partitions that contain the chosen Windows OS and system boot critical files. If you need to migrate your entire system, including all system and data partitions, please use Paragon Drive Copy.
- Dynamic discs are not supported.
In my case this is not what I want since I do not just want a Copy of System but of the whole data - which would mean I have to buy the Paragon Drive Copy 15 Professional at 39.99 $
Hope it is okay to jump-in here with same/similar problem - if it is not please let me know and I will start another thread - but since it is the same subject....
I am trying to find out how exactly I go about transferring my System + Data from a Medion Akoya E1318T 10 Notebook with 500 GB HDD to my just bought Samsung EVO 850 250GB SSD and how to do this easily and safely.
As stated above the provided Samsung Software is no good with Windows 10 that is out!
The suggested Paragon Software is no good for what I need = System + Data (even if there is not much of the latter on the HDD) - so this option is also out
Unless I go for the more expensive Paragon Drive Copy 15 Professional = which they say IS suited for Windows 10 which is a good thing! But I have never heard of this Software company before and a little unsure????
So this leaves me with the free version of Macrium Reflect which many people recommend on this forum but it does require some tech know-how and I dont know what I should do to ensure I get a correct Migration of System and Data from intern HDD to my still extern SSD and the following steps should I get this done.
I have also bought an extern inateck USB 3.0 Portable HDD Enclosure in which I could place the SSD for the transfer.
But do I do a clone (and can I do this as the SSD is only a 250 GB)?
Or do I do an image to the SSD?
Or do I just do a System Backup to (extern) SSD?
AND after doing either a Clone or Image (whichever is correct?) can I just remove the SSD from the external inateck USB 3.0 Portable HDD Enclosure (and having removed the intern HDD) just insert the SSD into the Notebook and everything will work correctly from the SSD?
yes, you cloned from internal to external drive, physically insert ssd to your laptop then you are in business, nothing hard. It is downloading macrium, then plug your external ssd into your pc, clone it. That's all, I have done it so many times without fail, today I can closed my eyes and run it, if you believe me.