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Stuff Needed

1.  3.5” drive bay mounting adapter

       2.   SATA interface cable
      3.  SATA power cable
*** Note  Handle the SSD with care. Don't touch gold connectors. ***

Things to do

 

Difference between Clone and Copy

 

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warning   Warning
Solid State Drives (SSD) do not need to be defragmented. Doing so may shorten the lifespan of the SSD drive.

Disk Defragmenter will show all disks including SSDs. If you have the Disk Defragmenter schedule turned on,
then be sure to check that the SSD has been excluded (unchecked). 

 How to Turn the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter Schedule Off

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 After copying an old disk to a new one, boot computer from the new disk

 
 Copy disk wizard helps to copy all partitions and data from one disk to another

       
       
       
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 How to Install an SSD

Desktop System

  1. Power off the system and disconnect all power cables.
  2. Remove the system’s outer panel (refer to your system’s user manual).
  3. If your system provides 2.5-inch drive bays, there is no need for a 3.5-inch adapter bracket.
  4. If your system does not provide 2.5-inch drive bays, you will need to mount the SSD onto the 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adapter bracket with the mounting screws provided.
    Note: An adapter bracket is provided with select SSD models.
  5. Install the SSD into an available drive bay.
  6. Connect one end of the SATA data cable and power connector to the SATA connectors on your motherboard and the remaining end to your SSD.
    Note: SATA connectors are keyed to prevent improper installation.
  7. Re-install the outer panel and power on your system. The SSD should now be recognized by the system.
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Migrate OS to SSD using MiniTool Partition Wizard
Users just need to run MiniTool Partition Wizard and do what the operation tips suggest. Here is the detailed MiniTool Partition Wizard tutorial on OS migrating.

 
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    1.Click on “Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard” in Wizards column or from submenu of “Wizard” to enter the following guide interface. 

     

    2.Select the destination disk and click “Next>” to continue. 

     

    3.Tap “Yes” to move on. 

     

    4.Choose a suitable OS adjustment way and click “Next>” to move on. 

     

    5.Read information displayed on interface and click “Finish” to go back to main interface. 

     
    6.Tap “Apply” in toolbar to execute pending operations and tap “Yes” in pop-up prompt window to allow changes. 

     

      I've tried moving my os to my new Kingston SSD using the Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard and I've been having trouble. Every time I attempt to move the System Reserve (OS) to the SSD, the wizard says "The specified disk is too small." It's clear this is not the case because from the screenshot you can see the system reserve takes up 75MB and my SSD is capable of storing 111GB.
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      Hi, the Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard will move all partitions required to start Windows, including the system reserved partition (if there is) and C drive. If this is not the cause, can you please send us a screenshot of Partition Wizard again? We didn't receive your screenshot.

      • Here's the screenshots.

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          Hi, the Migrate OS to SSD/HD Wizard will migrate both system reserved partition and C drive to your SSD since they are required to boot Windows, including all contents in these 2 partitions. However, the drive C stores 725.16GB data, and the your SSD does not have enough space to hold all these data. That's the case. If you want to migrate system successfully, you need to transfer about 620GB data out from drive C at least.

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    Is there option to choose folders and files for cloning

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      Thanks for your comment, sorry, MiniTool Partition Wizard support manage disk, partition, volume only. Do not support manage single folder or file.

  • So the migration copied the OS from my original C: drive (on the hdd) to a new drive on the ssd, but my computer still runs the OS off of the original HDD, do I have to delete the partition on the HDD or how do I change the OS and boot drive to be read off of the SSD?

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      Hi, thanks for your comment, after migrate os from hdd to ssd, you need go to bios to change the boot disk, make the SSD disk as the first boot disk.

     

    Are both disks bootable at this point, or will I lose the ability to boot from the original?

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      Hi, both the original and the new OS are bootable.

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