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When the Intel Sandy Bridge 2500K came out I wanted to switch from AMD to Intel. I thought a 64GB Crucial M4 was enough as a boot drive but well it's not now. I am looking to switch out the 64GB for something larger like a 265 or more but how do I transfer everything exactly from my 64GB to the new SSD without having to reinstall Windows? Thanks.
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If you go with a Samsung 840 or 840 Pro, they come with a drive migration software and cable that allows you to transfer contents.
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Right on. I may just do that. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by sirsaechao View Post

When the Intel Sandy Bridge 2500K came out I wanted to switch from AMD to Intel. I thought a 64GB Crucial M4 was enough as a boot drive but well it's not now. I am looking to switch out the 64GB for something larger like a 265 or more but how do I transfer everything exactly from my 64GB to the new SSD without having to reinstall Windows? Thanks.

I use Acronis to clone my SSDs. Easy enough to get it free. WD and Seagate have free versions on their website; you just need to have a WD or Seagate drive installed on your PC. Intel also has it available as their migration tool, however, I've found the Intel version to be more limited compared to WD/Seagate ones. I did however, buy a full version from Newegg as it was on sale for just $10 with no rebates.

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If you go with a Samsung 840 or 840 Pro, they come with a drive migration software and cable that allows you to transfer contents.

Only the kits come with the software (Norton Ghost) and cable. However, I do believe you can download Norton Ghost from Samsung's website regardless of which version you bought (basic or kit).
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Hey man
You don't need any special software. if You have windows 7, just use the back up tool to make a system Image, to an external USB drive and a boot disk disk.. When you get you need SSD boot from the disk and restore the image. It's pretty simple, .
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Apply image and resize the partition.
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Apply image and resize the partition.

Amen to that smile.gif
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I have W7 also a WD Passport Essential external HD. What is easier to do? If anyone can give me some steps of either one that would be appreciated. Thank you.
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I have W7 also a WD Passport Essential external HD. What is easier to do? If anyone can give me some steps of either one that would be appreciated. Thank you.


http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/4241/how-to-create-a-system-image-in-windows-7/

Try that link
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I did all that. Now how do I transfer just the SSD boot image to my new SSD? Do I leave the current boot SSD hooked up and add the other SSD new one or is there is steps I need to do to clone my old SSD to the new one? Do I have to activate W7 again? What happens to the old SSD when I transfer the old to new? Two image/copy/SSD with the same W7 activated on both?
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