Cloning Hard-drive to SSD

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Hi guys, I was wondering how you would go about making a clone of your hard-drive and putting it on an SSD? I would be doing this on my laptop, if anyone has a link to a good guide or can provide some insight that'd be much appreciated. The only I/O I have are USB 2.0 so would be easiest to do it that way, but I could take it out and connect it to a desktop.

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You can use Ghost(paid)OR Aomei Backupper(standard edition is free) to clone your main drive to the ssd. You need a usb to
sata connector so you can plug your ssd into your usb port for cloning.
You could plug both into your desktop and clone it that way..

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  • pabuman
    If it clones the drive will it copy partitions?

    My drive is 500 Gb but is partitioned into 2 x 224Gb, planning on using a smaller ssd, only 120Gb so would there be an issue?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    It is better to shrink the partition to fit in SSD. I don't know, if u r trying to clone whole data with OS/ just data which must be lesser than 120GB.
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  • coldman
    Yes it will copy the whole thing but it will not work as your old drive is bigger than your ssd.
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