04-22-2012 04:13 AM
I followed the Ghost manual took I Copy my HDD option 3 I think was my setup. I selected tools checked off boot and checked mbr and everything went through fine. My current HDD is 1 tb split into 2 partions I only selected the C: partion.
Just for your info I have a WHS running with a full backup of this dresktop.
I take it you prefer not to chat ? :)
04-22-2012 04:22 AM - edited 04-22-2012 04:28 AM
Do I delete volume or reformat fom disk manger or use secure erase from the Magicicna software and then will I get Initialize option for SSD?
04-22-2012 04:30 AM
This thread explains all....
... but just read the first page about sectors. It's likely your sector spread is greater than 240 GB even though you only have 100 GB of data. The best and most reliable way to clone to your HD is with image/restore. So you need to do this...
Delete the partition on your SSD. Leave it as unallocated space.
Resize your C: drive to 200 GB. You can resize it back later.
Do a One Time Backup of the 200 GB C: drive.
Remove all drives from the computer except for the SSD, boot from the Ghost CD and restore the image to the unallocated space. Use these Options...
Boot from the SSD.
Are you up to this or do you need a hand.
04-22-2012 04:43 AM - edited 04-22-2012 04:50 AM
You last link is confusing sorry what on earth is SRP????
You have not mentioned the bit about me Initializing the SSD
Are you asking me to use Ghost to do a backup of my C drive when I manage to shrink it ?
THen reboot with Ghost CD in and restore it were do I store a 200gb backup????
04-22-2012 04:50 AM
Dale, sorry mate but you are going to have to read that long thread. Ignore the posts about Copy Drive because they didn't work. Ignore the restoring of the OEM and Recovery partition.You only have one partition to restore.
You don't have a SRP (System Reserved Partition) so your restore Options are...
Verify recovery point before restore
Resize drive after recover (unallocated space only) (ONLY if you want to)
Partition type : Primary
Check for file system errors after recovery
Set drive active (for booting OS)
Restore original disk signature
Restore master boot record
I suggest you follow my instructions and use BIBM for the C: drive resize. Report back with any problems.