I'm going to be needing to clone my Win 10 SSD to a new, larger SSD.

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  1. Posts : 178
    Windows 10, usually latest version
       #21

    chuckiechan said:
    Macrium would not work for me, so my son suggested "Mini Tool Partition Free"... Clone worked like a charm.
    I have no idea of the why's and what's of why Macrium would not work for me. But again thank you all for taking the time to help me.
    Thanks again, and stay safe from Coronavirus!
    I have had Macrium Reflect sometimes fail to complete a clone if there errors on either disk. When that happened, Mini-Tool Partition Wizard would complete the clone. However, I then had a clone that probably had errors. If a Macrium process fails, your best bet would be to fix the errors.

    Gary
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  2. Posts : 6
    Win10 Professional 64
       #22

    I run Macrium Reflect and have had success cloning drives, partitions of all sizes. My version is licenced which does offer a few extra features over the free version, but my main reason was to contribute to the developers for such a fine job of such an application. I believe you will be able to clone your older drive without issue. Cheers
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 202H (Nov 2020 build 19042.867)
       #23

    It is a good idea to check the drive for errors before cloning with any application. I use Macrium most when I want to omit the data and recovery partition so I can fit a laptop disk to an SSD. For a complete clone I prefer Acronis True Home.
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  4. Posts : 264
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #24

    OK, I'm glad you got imaged or cloned BUT, since you had a working OS and the only issue was space, WHY not make the new drive a data drive and just move your data to the new drive? Just a thought in case you ever have to do this again.
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    Windows 10 Version 1909 (os build 18363. 1316)
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       #25

    play2mefish said:
    OK, I'm glad you got imaged or cloned BUT, since you had a working OS and the only issue was space, WHY not make the new drive a data drive and just move your data to the new drive? Just a thought in case you ever have to do this again.
    i had a 500 gig SSD for the O.S. and programs that I loaded the free Win10 edition on back in the day. Over time the free space got soaked up by new maps added to games.

    Im keeping my old O/S on the old SSD for 30 days or so to make sure the new 1 Tetra SSD is good. So after that time, Ill erase my old system and program drive, then take my data off the old platter drive and put it on the old system SSD.

    Migrating the O/S was a one off thing. If my new HDD blows up in a couple months, ill be buying a new copy of Win 10 anyway! Maybe well be talking Qubits the next time around!
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  6. spapakons's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 202H (Nov 2020 build 19042.867)
       #26

    You can also move some data to a second larger disk. It doesn't have to be SSD, it could be mechanical. Most games should play fine by just moving their folder to another disk, no need to reinstall. All you have to do is change the game shortcut to point to the new folder. Downloads and videos should also be moved to the new disk to release space at the SSD.
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