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I plan to replace my System HD with a Crucial M500 6GB 240GB, and my data drive (used also for P3D V2.2 flight simulator) with a Crucial M500 480GB. These drives are presently C:\ and H:\
Could you please advise:
1. Does the new SSD require formatting before use? I intend each to have only one partition.
2. I have EaseUS Todo backup software which can backup each of these drives. If I replace the old drives, using the same sockets, and then use an EaseUS boot disk to restore each relevant backup to each new SSD, C backup restored to C, and H to H, will the changeover be complete, with the computer unaware of the change?
I am running Win7-64 on an ASUS P868-V Pro motherboard.
Thank you for any help you can give.
Regards, Jim H.
I am in the process of changing from a 256GB M4 SATA SSD to a 240GB M500 SSD. (I'm unable to upgrade the M4 firmware as laptop has UEFI BIOS). I have imaged the M4 to an HDD and find that the C: partition is 12% defragmented and the recovery partition Q: is 99% defragmented. I have a Lenovo T430s laptop running Windows 7 Professional.
Should I defrag both partitions before installing the new SSD, or not bother?
Hi ,i have my new ssd arriving tommorow,i wish to clone my existing hdd to the ssd,i have purchased a laptop upgrade kit as i wanted to use the usb cable connector to clone the drive.
Now im using a desktop but in the desktop kit i couldnt see a mention for the usb to sata cable hence why i orderd the laptop version.
Sooo my question is,will the laptop cloning kit will work on a desktop as its just the same in a sense to a laptop?
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So, my question is, if this is indeed possible to do internally, where do you find the caddy for both drives to put it all inside and adapt the space of the original 3.5 in HDD?
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