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Cloning old 250GB SSD onto new 1TB SSD (c drive)

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by JessieD, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. JessieD

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 20, 2017

    Posts: 451

    I'll be using the free version of Macrium Reflect to clone my current small SSD c drive onto a larger replacement SSD today.
    I've read their documentation but just want to check that I'll be doing the next bit correctly.

    Once I've cloned it do I turn off the PC & disconnect the old c drive?
    Do I need to go into it first & get it configured to see the new imposter c drive? Or do I boot it up & let it do its thing?
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018
  2. Vargas

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 3,817

    Location: Edinburgh / Rannoch

    I would remove the old drive and plug in the new one. It should boot immediately if the clone was successful.
     
  3. JessieD

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 20, 2017

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    It appears to have worked. It is a miracle!:)
     
  4. Vargas

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 15, 2012

    Posts: 3,817

    Location: Edinburgh / Rannoch

    I use it daily on my own and client machines. Great for scheduled backups.
     
  5. JessieD

    Gangster

    Joined: Jul 20, 2017

    Posts: 451

    I know I looked like a numbnut but building machines easy, cloneing scary. I'd never cloned a drive before & was convinced it was too good to be true. If only I could use cloneing hocus pocus when I upgrade the cpu... yeah I'm not that foolish :D