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I ordered a 128GB Crucial M4 and SSD and had a question regarding using ghost or acronis true image to transfer the C: partition from my current drive to the new SSD. Would there be any adverse affects on the drive speed? or am I just better off re-installing windows from scratch.

My current HDD is partitioned with my C: partition with windows, my D: partition is all my user folders and data, and all my Games are on my E: partition.

So the plan would be to transfer the C: partition, then delete it off the HDD and use GParted to re-allocate the 100GB from the C: partition to the E: partition.

Any thoughts?
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reinstall would be the better option but remove the hdds from sata connectons 1st as not to install bootloader to hdd and os to ssd (happened to me and others)
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If you are switching from sata2 to 3 it might be a good idea to reinstall. I have used a backup image with clonezilla and I am getting the advertised speeds on my c300.
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