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Hey guys this is the first time I have every had to take my boot drive and move it to another drive. How difficult is this? Moving from my current Samsung 840 EVO 250GB to a Samsung 850 Pro 512GB. Just would like to make sure I go about it the most painless way possible with out losing all of my information. Is this something that the Samsung Migration tool will do for me, or should I be looking at another option? Thanks for all your help!!
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Last time i did almost the same transfer i used windows backup. Zero problems whatsoever. I will also say that it was very easy to do correctly as well.

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Last time i did almost the same transfer i used windows backup. Zero problems whatsoever. I will also say that it was very easy to do correctly as well.

Awesome, good to know I will check into that this evening when I hook up this new drive!!

On another note, is there away to make both these SSDs run in a RAID 0 or do they have to be the exact same drives?
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Awesome, good to know I will check into that this evening when I hook up this new drive!!

On another note, is there away to make both these SSDs run in a RAID 0 or do they have to be the exact same drives?
You can run them in RAID0, but a couple things to know:

1. You'd be limited to two drives of the size of the smallest drive in the RAID, so in your case 250GB per drive for a total of 500GB, not the 762GB you'd get just running them as their own drives.
2. RAID0, while providing faster i/o speeds doesn't actually provide any redundancy. If one drives goes, you lose all the info on both. In essence it's not actually RAID (Redundant array of inexpensive disks), more just an AID (array of inexpensive disks). It's also much more difficult to recover data in the result of a failure due to striping of data between disks.
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Hey guys this is the first time I have every had to take my boot drive and move it to another drive. How difficult is this? Moving from my current Samsung 840 EVO 250GB to a Samsung 850 Pro 512GB. Just would like to make sure I go about it the most painless way possible with out losing all of my information. Is this something that the Samsung Migration tool will do for me, or should I be looking at another option? Thanks for all your help!!

If you want to literally carbon copy your partitions over to the new one, then expand them fill up the empty space, look up the dd command with a linux distro.
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19141/clone-a-hard-drive-using-an-ubuntu-live-cd/
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