Samsung Magician DATA Migration software

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  1. Posts : 22
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    Samsung Magician DATA Migration software


    Anyone familiar with the Samsung DATA Migration software?

    My source drive is a Samsung 250GB SSD and my new target drive is a Samsung 500GB SSD. I have read through the software instructions and am not clear if the unused space on the new target drive will automatically expand to the C: partition or does it have to be manually expanded?

    I have read that in Windows 10 if there is a partition to the right of the C: drive the partition has to be moved before unused space expansion.

    OS: Windows 10 Home 22H2.

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  2. Posts : 22,724
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    mddi said:
    Anyone familiar with the Samsung DATA Migration software?

    My source drive is a Samsung 250GB SSD and my new target drive is a Samsung 500GB SSD. I have read through the software instructions and am not clear if the unused space on the new target drive will automatically expand to the C: partition or does it have to be manually expanded?

    I have read that in Windows 10 if there is a partition to the right of the C: drive the partition has to be moved before unused space expansion.

    OS: Windows 10 Home 22H2.

    It will probably put the extra space after the 1.7 GB Recovery partition.
    But that's not a problem.


    You can get this free program to handle all your partition needs. You should really have this anyway.

    Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Wizard Free




    Most of us use backup software like Macrium Reflect or AOMEI Backupper Standard.

    One of the advantages of backup software, besides saving your bacon over and over, is that you can take an "image" of you current Windows install.
    Then with a partitioning tool, you can partition your new SSD, however you like, and then "restore" the backup image to the newly partitioned SSD. It sounds a bit complicated but it's really a lot easier.

    Sort of like... changing shoes before you go out at night.
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  3. Posts : 7,998
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    I have used it and its great very fast and works well you can always move things after if needed
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  4. Posts : 22
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    Thank you all. The last time I cloned a drive was 20 years ago and it was HDD to HDD same size storage.

    I was kinda hoping this would be one click and done.

    If I use the Mini Tool Partician Wizard should I move the 1.7GB Recovery partician before or after clone and which method would give me the option to expand the unused space to C: drive?
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    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4046 (x64) [22H2]
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    mddi said:
    Thank you all. The last time I cloned a drive was 20 years ago and it was HDD to HDD same size storage.

    I was kinda hoping this would be one click and done.

    If I use the Mini Tool Partician Wizard should I move the 1.7GB Recovery partician before or after clone and which method would give me the option to expand the unused space to C: drive?



    Like @Samuria said. You can always move stuff after.
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  6. Posts : 22
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    I went to the Mini Tool website and read the different partician tools available.

    I can't seem to get my head around what function to use; move, resize, extend or merge? I'm guessing move?

    For resize and extend it is recommended to create a boot media that requires a software license.

    Could you please enlighten me?

    Thanks in advance.
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  7. Posts : 151
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    mddi said:
    Anyone familiar with the Samsung DATA Migration software?

    Samsung Magician DATA Migration software-screenshot-2-.png
    Yes
    I tried to use it to clone my Win 10 drive from samsung sata ssd to a samsung NVMe and it failed . It does not properly clone boot and recovery. I would not waste time with it for cloning a OS and would use macrium or something else instead.
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  8. Posts : 7,830
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    I prefer to use the imaging mode of Macrium Reflect to change disks like this
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    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4046 (x64) [22H2]
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    mddi said:
    I went to the Mini Tool website and read the different partician tools available.

    I can't seem to get my head around what function to use; move, resize, extend or merge? I'm guessing move?

    For resize and extend it is recommended to create a boot media that requires a software license.

    Could you please enlighten me?

    Thanks in advance.



    "Imaging" is like cloning. only more versatile.
    A partitioning tool is like Disk Management, only more versatile.



    Samsung Magician software is like a Swiss Army knife. It does a lot of things... and does none of them... really well.





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  10. Posts : 4,445
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    Reliable, easy, flexible and free:

    diskgenius free version DiskGenius: Data Recovery, Partition Manager, Backup & Disk Utilities

    1. Click OS Migration

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    2. Select the target disk

    Samsung Magician DATA Migration software-osmigrate.jpg

    3. Optionally resize the partitions or add others

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    4. Click Hot migration

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