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Old 12-08-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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[IN PROGRESS] How to transfer win XP to an OCZ Vertex2 SSD with Clonezilla

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please feel free to comment if you see something wrong or have something to add. I am sure it will cover some of the same ground as the thread by Sephoius, but will use clonezilla and will cover a few different things as well.

As, stated this will walk you though the steps of transferring Windows XP 32 bit to an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD drive (sandforce controller). This tutorial is for Intel motherboards using an ICH southbridge and has only been tried with an OCZ Vertex2 60GB drive.

Here are the steps,
1. Move all data files off of your C: drive and resize C: to fit on your SSD.
-- necessary software: Easus Partition Manager
2. Manually change your storage controller to AHCI mode.
-- necessary software: Intel Matrix Storage Manager
3. Install the SSD to your current system
4. Update the SSD firmware

-- necessary software:
5. Create, manually align, and quick format a partition on the SSD.
-- necessary software: diskpar
6. Check the SSD speed with HDtune.
-- necessary software: HDtune
7. Create an OS image with Clonezilla
-- necessary software: Clonezilla

Download all of the above software. I would use clonezilla to create an image of your OS partition before you change anything. If there is a problem, you can always restore back to that image and still be able to boot. As always, back up anything important and always make sure you have what you need to install from scratch if necessary (don't forget to have your license files backed up somewhere other than in the operating system drive)

1. Move all data files off of your C: drive and resize C: to fit on your SSD.
An SSD drive generally has far less space than a platter drive, and you don't want to fill it much more than 60% or so. If you don't already have your operating system and applications in their own partition, now is a good time to make that configuration change. If the files on your C: drive take up less than half the capacity of your SSD, then you can skip this step.

2. Manually change your storage controller to AHCI mode.This set if instructions worked perfectly for me.http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?PH...topic=106575.0
*** warning *** make sure you use the right .reg file for your southbridge chipset. Most recent Intel motherboards use ICH10R, but check your specific board.

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Subbed, and this should be stickied. Good work.
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Subbed, and this should be stickied. Good work.
Sephoius has definitely covered allot of this material, but I found that during the process, the info that I needed was spread out over many posts, and there were allot of tools. I found some of the posts to be old and the links were to to the right version, etc. I thought I would try to pull is all together. I will also cover the apps to create or shrink your OS partition, since some will have a C: that is bigger than their SSD, updating firmware, and also how to recover your SSD speed using a secure wipe and image. This will definitely focus on XP and OCZ sandforce drive. It seems there are some non-trivial differences between brands, models, and controllers.

Chime in if you see I missed something, would like additional info, or got something wrong.

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