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darknyght
03-17-2015, 09:30 PM
hello
i would like to know how to do it , as i have new Samsung ssd around and want to install it inside the laptop because it only comes with
1 TB hard drive ,
do i need do get a migration cable first or just install it inside the laptop and migrate it later ?
and should i back up the files before doing so ?

Clintlgm
03-17-2015, 11:42 PM
Yes you should download Backtracker and create a return to factory condition media.
You would remove the 1 TB hard drive and install the SSD in the same slot the hard drive came out of
next put your hard drive in with a SATA to USB converter

Samsung transfer software can be flaky some people have good luck with it some don't. I suggest you download Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx)free addition create a boot disk or USB thumb drive and clone your hard drive to your SSD, here is a link on the support forum that should be helpful (http://support.macrium.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12225)On boot up hit the start button and ESC key spam the ESC key that will bring up boot menu from which you can select your MR boot disk.

MR should shrink you C:\ drive or you can down load Mini Tool partition wizard Free edition (http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html)and shrink you partition to less than 200 GB

Your data should be backed up before doing any of this

I would probably first move any files I had on D:\ if yours is set up with both C: and D: and just delete the D: partition after you clone and have the SSD booting. Then format your hard drive Name it D: and put it back into the 2nd slot and transfer you data files back to it.

darknyght
03-18-2015, 12:04 AM
Thanks for replaying

i'm kinda lost on the ''put your hard drive in with a SATA to USB converter''

shouldn't i just get a data migration cable and migrate the SSD and then after its done install the SSD in the hdd bay and swap the 1tb to the second bay?

Clintlgm
03-18-2015, 12:33 AM
SATA "Your hard drive port to connect to" to USB "to plug that hard drive into one of your hard USB Ports"converter that's up to you how you clone your hard drive to your SSD Macrium Reflect, in a known not to fail program. You can get them anywhere for a few dollars. Migration cable is probably the same thing. however the software you get with it matters not all cloning software work with UEFI GPT, at all or sometimes.