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I just bought a crucial m4 64 gb dds,and before it gets here later today,I have a couple of questions for anyone who has a ssd.Does it come with the counting hardware,becuase it it's 2.5? Also,how do I transfer the contents of my windows drive on it?
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It will tell you if has the mounting hardware in the item description. Some do, some don't. There are awesome hard drive cloning softwares out there. Try HD Clone, it worked extremely well. Also try Clonzilla. Or you can just do a fresh install on your new hard drive.
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I'm assuming you meant mounting hardware, because I have no clue what counting hardware is.

It does NOT come with mounting hardware.

EDIT: I stand corrected. SOME of the M4s DO come with mounting hardware to 3.5. dseg is correct.
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So,what do I do about the mounting hardware?
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What do you mean? You buy it, and then you mount it.
    
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I just bought a crucial m4 64 gb dds,and before it gets here later today,I have a couple of questions for anyone who has a ssd.Does it come with the counting hardware,becuase it it's 2.5?
It comes with the screws. You can put it where ever you want in your case.
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Also,how do I transfer the contents of my windows drive on it?
Look here under "How to: Migrate from OS install on old HDD/SSD to new a drive": http://www.overclock.net/t/1227835/how-to-disk-and-partition-cloning-backup-restoration-migration
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Your case hopefully has a way to mount the 2.5 drive. Otherwise, you'll need to buy a 3.5 to 2.5 converter. My M4 came with nothing.. I think maybe a SATA cable, that's it.

Also, do NOT transfer your windows to the new drive. You'll kick yourself later. Just do a fresh windows install on the M4, then plug in other drives and re-install all of your programs.
    
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I second the fresh install. Small hiccup, but you wont regret it. smile.gif
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