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Old 04-22-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Thinking of up grading my ssd

So I have a ocz vertex 2 60 gb thinking of going to the crucial m4 c400 128gb with data transfer kit just wondering if the kit will clone my current ssd c drive also are their any other thoughts
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Solid choice, and while the transfer kit will do what you need, you can also do it yourself with third party software.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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Which software would you recommend which isn't partial to partition size?

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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I cannot recommend from personal experience since I have not done this myself yet (so far only fresh installs) but Clonezilla should work, and the non free software like Acronis is really good - apart from those some others might be able to chip in to say what free software they have successfully used to clone a SSD with alignment and different partition sizes in mind.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #5
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Well if it will clone my c drive to another c and I can just swap the drives then it sounds like im good to go not worried about a fresh install my current install is perfect and my os mods an themes wont need to be redone that sounds perfect to me any other thoughts on the m4
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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Why not just do a fresh install? I do one every 3-6 months for the hell of it, with a 60GB drive you can't have that much stuff on it, it would prolly be quicker than doing a backup and getting it to run at peak performance.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:40 AM   #7
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My current install is in perfect order and still very quick I just need more space I want to put a few games on the ssd and can't do it with the 60 gb

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Alright so I'm leaving in half an hour to go to Canada computers so if anyone has any last thoughts speak now or forever hold your peace

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:51 AM   #8
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Thanks OD / Sorry OP, did mean to veer this thread.

Using ghost, but that's more of a binary mirror (which is great in ways, but not always ideal).
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My current install is in perfect order and still very quick I just need more space I want to put a few games on the ssd and can't do it with the 60 gb

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Alright so I'm leaving in half an hour to go to Canada computers so if anyone has any last thoughts speak now or forever hold your peace
I have been using Clonezilla at work for our Lenovo X220's with Intel 160gb 320 series SSD with no issues so far, its a bit confusing at first with all the options but, once you go through it once or twice its pretty easy.
I have also used it to image user drives to and from a Samsung 128GB 470 Series.
They stay in alignment and hold their speed upon imaging with it, as long as its Windows 7 so you can expand the partition out it should work.
Fresh install is always going to be optimal but, not required.
+1 on the crucial M4 though its an excellent drive. Can't really go wrong with Intel, Samsung or Crucial in SSD choice in terms of reliability.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #10
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done an done cloned and working perfectly time to moves some games i have to say it feels faster os wise

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so im transfering swtor this thing is huge 38gb

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its done and loading screens are minamal now

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Old 04-23-2012, 07:46 AM   #11
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yeah, I been trying to save space on my 120GB ssd but the load times in BF3 are so long on my mechanical, moving it over now to the SSD..... But now I think I need a bigger one, probably gonna end up going to a 256. Was looking at the one you got and the new Vertex 4. They look very prommising.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:13 AM   #12
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If your looking for a new SSD check out canada computers They have had some good sales lately I just picked up a SanDisk Extreme 240GB for $269 plus tax A good deal imo and I,m very happy with it More then big enough for windows my programs and a few games.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
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thats where i got mine 180 after tax love this thing way faster then my vertex 2 and the extra space is realy nice
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