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    cloning missed a drive

    I moved my windows 7 pro from old hard drive to a Samsung EVO 250 using the software that came with the drive.
    All went well but only partition C was moved and the D was not.any suggestions.Thanks

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    I've been looking into the EVO's and when I looked at the software that comes with it, I remember reading that it only clones the C drive on an OEM machine not the factory reset partitions. You may want to look into Macrium Reflect ( free ) for cloning.
    Hope this helps

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    I only use one partition per disk these days, so my SSD is C: and I have a couple of HDDs for D:, E: etc.
    The SSD is fast and flexible so you can store everything on it and use another disk for backup.

    p.s. Have you checked that TRIM works in W7?

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks for. your help .will try and see what happens and will post.
    All the best

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    A cloning operation should have allowed you to copy all the partitions from your hard drive to the SSD. Since you say it didn't do that, the software must have only copied the C: partition to your SSD.
    It probably did not "move" the data from the hard drive to the SSD, only copy it there (in other words your hard drive should still be unchanged).
    As lumpy95 said, if you download the free Macrium Reflect (or other disk imaging software) you should be able to do what you wanted to do (that is, clone the entire hard disk to the SSD).
    Personally however, I'd consider what Paul suggested (unless you have a laptop and don't have a way of mounting both the SSD and hard drive in your computer). With the SSD as your C: drive, you could re-purpose your hard drive as additional storage.

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    As I said in Post #2, if you used the software that came with the drive, see here:
    http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor...al_v30_ENG.pdf

    #5 under limitations:
    5. The OEM Recovery partition created by the computer manufacturer as a factory
    setting will not be cloned. However, it will be automatically cloned if the
    manufacturer is Samsung and SRS (Samsung Recovery Solution) 5, SRS 6, or SRS 7 is
    installed. (Versions lower than SRS 5 are not supported.)

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    A true Cloning Program, Like Ghost, will make a mirror image of the Source drive to the TO drive, leaving out nothing.

    I used Ghost 11.5 to originally clone my Seagate spinner, to my new SanDisk SSD last summer, with narry a problem.
    Now I use Ghost 11.5 to make a clone backup to a 2TB spinner, once a week. And, I also use Ghost to make a weekly C: drive backup to another External HD.

    To do a job right, you just need to use the right program.

    Good Luck,
    The Doctor
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    Backup! Backup! Backup! GHOST Rocks!

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