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How to "Clone" my OS HDD to new SSD?
Monday, November 28, 2011 4:24 PM
I recently picked up a Vertex 3 SSD (120GB) and I want to know how to 'clone' my drive without re-installing everything. I was originally going to re install everything from scratch, but I don't have the time and I have everything setup just the way I want it :P I have been hearing about the program "Acronis", which works well according to many.
Can anyone point me to a guide or provide a detailed explanation/share their experience? I currently have my 1TB WD Caviar Blue hooked up to SATA3. I plugged in the new drive to update the firmware, but it was already updated to 2.15 (yay!). It shows up in Device Manager and in the MB BIOS, but not in My Computer. Is that normal? I remember having this issue a while back with another drive. I plan to remove some games to shrink it to about 100GB so I can clone it without problems.
Intel i5 2500K @ 4.2 GHz | ASUS P8P67 | EVGA GTX 560 Ti 448 Classified | G.Skill Snipers 8GB | Seasonic M12II 620W
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB | WD Caviar Blue 1TB | CM Hyper 212+ | Silverstone PS06