1.    04 Oct 2017 #1
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    Swapping Smaller SSD with Bigger SSD - Cloning whole system and boot.


    Hello there

    I purchased a Crucial MX300 525gb SSD to upgrade my laptop storage, that has an Intel Opal SSD 180gb on it. I need more space

    My idea was to clone the information from one SSD (intel is now inside the laptop) to the bigger SSD (using an USB-SATA cable and SSD adapter). So I just swap it.

    Information is supposed to be cloned succesfully, but System, Boot and Active things are still attached to the old drive. I dont know what to do to transfer them to the new SSD.

    Do I need to change the drive letter assignment ? or there's a way to copy paste those files ?

    any workaround in cmd ? and if theres is some, I may need to know the steps.

    Psd: Im using Minitool partition Wizard 10.2.1, and I dont have a CD drive. Im using this https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Enclosu...+ssd+enclosure

    Thanks a lot in advance.
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  2.    04 Oct 2017 #2
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    Why can't you clone the entire drive ?

    Personally I`d use an image. Use Macrium Reflect, not Partition Wizard.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Backup Restore Tutorials

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  3.    04 Oct 2017 #3
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    Why didn't you use the migration software that came with you new SSD?
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  4.    04 Oct 2017 #4
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    I just recently upgraded the SSD in my Dell laptop. I went from a 256GB M.2 to a 500GB M.2. I imaged the entire drive (this is important) and not just the "C" partition to a separate drive. I restored the image to the new 500GB drive. I used mini tool partition wizard to expand the C partition on the new drive up to the full capacity. However, I was told Macrium Reflect will also do this. As I used Macrium Reflect for the image and image restore I could have expanded the capacity without using the mini tool.
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  5.    04 Oct 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    Why can't you clone the entire drive ?

    Personally I`d use an image. Use Macrium Reflect, not Partition Wizard.

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Backup Restore Tutorials

    Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Well. I supoposely did that already. New drive got same name also, as you can see at the snaps. But boot, page and system info are still in the old SSD.

    Image. Create an image in the new SSD and then what ?
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  6.    04 Oct 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
    I just recently upgraded the SSD in my Dell laptop. I went from a 256GB M.2 to a 500GB M.2. I imaged the entire drive (this is important) and not just the "C" partition to a separate drive. I restored the image to the new 500GB drive. I used mini tool partition wizard to expand the C partition on the new drive up to the full capacity. However, I was told Macrium Reflect will also do this. As I used Macrium Reflect for the image and image restore I could have expanded the capacity without using the mini tool.
    I see that. Were you using and extra drive to put the image on it ? Or am I missleading it ? I have my original drive inside, no other drive bay, and the new one is being handled with an Aukey USB-Sata external enclosure
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  7.    04 Oct 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
    Why didn't you use the migration software that came with you new SSD?
    Getting Started With SSD Drives | Crucial.com
    It supposed came with an Acronis True Image HD. I got the serial number in a paper. I already tried 2014, '15, '16, '17, and the new '18 versions and says that serial number isn't valid. That's why I'm searching another way.
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  8.    04 Oct 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonoPotter93 View Post
    Well. I supoposely did that already. New drive got same name also, as you can see at the snaps. But boot, page and system info are still in the old SSD.

    Image. Create an image in the new SSD and then what ?
    You don't want to create an image on the new SSDl; instead, just use Macrium Reflect to "clone" the partitions to the new SSD -- and choose the option to retain the current partition sizes. Then, after you finish that, you can expand the new C: partition to take up the empty room on the new SSD.
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  9.    04 Oct 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    You don't want to create an image on the new SSDl; instead, just use Macrium Reflect to "clone" the partitions to the new SSD -- and choose the option to retain the current partition sizes. Then, after you finish that, you can expand the new C: partition to take up the empty room on the new SSD.
    You can expand C partition within Macrium, just download Macrium Software Free
    Install then follow the video:
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  10.    05 Oct 2017 #10
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    Well, I did a whole revision of the steps i were following to get the thing done. And what it happened was:

    - I was cloning a Windows OS that wasnt in GPT to a GPT mode. So of course, no boot information to copy from. ( I got the Windows Creators update btw, updated, used the embeeded tool to change the windows to GPT)

    - I cloned the device completly again, and I just dragged with the mouse all boot folder from the Original C: drive to the at that moment D: drive already cloned.

    Worked. xD

    So far I got no issues with rebooting, restarting, and suspension ways. and now Im using my UEFI partition finally

    Thanks for all your answers guys and gals !!
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