09-12-2012 07:56 PM
I recently purchased a Samsung 830 256GB SSD to use for my primary drive. I'm currently running Windows 7 on my 1TB HDD and would like to clone that drive to my SSD (about 95GB of data). The Samsung software states that I need to use the Norton Ghost 15 to clone the drive, so after installing everything I tried to clone. But I get an error message that staes, "This operation cannot be performed while the destination is in use. Close any applications that may be using the destination drive and select 'Retry'". I do not have any programs running on the destination drive (SSD).
Has anybody else had this happen or know how to get around it? I'm new to SSD's and cloning drives. Thanks in advance.
09-12-2012 08:02 PM
Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management with the SSD connected? How is the SSD connected?
09-12-2012 08:35 PM
Even though your C: drive only contains 98 GB of data, that data may be spread over the first several hunded GB of the partition...
Ghost does sector based copies/restores so if your original partition was....( * is sectors in use, - is free space)
then the target partition to copy/restore into can not be smaller than...
So I suggest you resize the C: drive to say 220 GB. Get back to us after the resize. Any questions about the resize?
09-13-2012 01:03 PM
Thanks for your help so far. I have since removed the letter from my SSD. I will need help with resizing my HDD. I've never had to do anything like this before.
Also, when I boot my computer, it's trying to boot from my SSD, which is blank. When I go into my UEFI Bios, it's not showing my HDD, but when I click "boot", I can boot from the HDD...just odd.
Thanks again for any future help.
09-13-2012 01:23 PM
Ghost 15 doesn't work with UEFI but you don't have a EFI System partition so Ghost may work.
As Red mentioned, drive letters on partitions aren't ideal when using Ghost but as you have two partitions to copy you need to delete the partition on the SSD. You want the entire SSD to be unallocated space.
Download GParted 0.13.1-2 ISO from...
Make a CD from the ISO. Boot from the CD and press Enter for all challenges
When in GParted /dev/sda is your first HD, /dev/sdb is your second HD.
Play around with the Resize menu. Nothing happens until you click Apply. Remember to Align to MiB (not to Cylinder or None).
Get back to us if you are confused with GParted.
09-13-2012 01:50 PM - edited 09-13-2012 01:58 PM
This should help...
Boot the GParted CD
right click in the Win7 rectangle,
delete the numbers in the New size field and type in 220000
make sure Align to: is MB
you will now see the resized partition rectangle followed by unallocated space
make sure the sizes are correct
click Close when "All operations successfully completed".
double click Exit (top left)
the CD will eject, press Enter when requested