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Brian_K
Posts: 5,655
Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

Sack time for me. And yours is long overdue.

asj
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asj
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Registered: ‎04-21-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15


Brian_K wrote:

You can delete the old OS using BIBM so that neither OS sees each other as it's done outside of Windows.

 

I thought the Win7 on your SSD was 200 GB. The maths doesn't add up.


OK.  Will do.

I think the 177GB is because we shrunk the OS to 215GB, but that was not necessarily all occupied space?  Not sure . . .

I have to stay up - kids have soccer and touch football, the Penguins are in the NHL playoffs today, and I have softball and hockey after that . . . not that I will be worth anything . . .

Thanks!

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Brian_K
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Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

Your SSD is 256 GB. That's about 238 GiB. So everything should add to 238.

 

You have a 17 GiB Recovery partition, 215 GiB Win7 so the unallocated (Free) space should be 11 GiB. Have a look at the SSD with BIBM and let me know the partition sizes and amount of Free Space.

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TheElder777
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Registered: ‎04-11-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

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Brian_K saves yet another man. Thanks once again for all your help.

I've been reading your posts. Glad to hear asj has got it to work...

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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

Yes, imaging software is not designed for "upgrading" to a smaller HD so the process requires other tools. It's interesting that both computers suffered the same Copy Drive errors.

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asj
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Registered: ‎04-21-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15


Brian_K wrote:

Your SSD is 256 GB. That's about 238 GiB. So everything should add to 238.

 

You have a 17 GiB Recovery partition, 215 GiB Win7 so the unallocated (Free) space should be 11 GiB. Have a look at the SSD with BIBM and let me know the partition sizes and amount of Free Space.



Here's what I have:

                        BIBM (GiB)               Disk Mgr (GB)

Partition         Size      Used             Size     Used

Dell Util          0.04        0                  0.04     0.0

Recovery     17.1         9.3              16.7       9.1

OS             227.0       45.8             221.7    44.7

 

HDD          953.9

Partition 1                                       58.6     31.1

Partition 2                                     872.9       0.1

 

Not sure what the difference between GiB and GB is, but obviously GiB refers to the total capacity and GB is a reduced portion of that.

 

BTW - when I was discussing free space, I did not mean unallocated. I meant within the OS partition.  Still 227 + 17.1 = 244.1, not 238 ????

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Brian_K
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Registered: ‎04-19-2009

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

Interesting. GiB (binary) is what the OS presents. GB is what the HD manufacturer presents.

 

1000 GB = 1000/1.024^3= 931 GiB

 

BIBM doesn't show GiB. It shows MiB. So 227,000 = 227/1.024= 221.7 GiB. So the figures match.

 

Taking the Microsoft figures, 16.7 + 221.7= 238.4 GiB and that's what I guessed before. 256/1.024^3= 238.4

 

Maths lesson over.

 

 

asj
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asj
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Registered: ‎04-21-2012

Re: help cloning HDD to SSD with NORTON GHOST 15

My bad - I assumed 1000 MiB = 1 Gib.  Forgot about the binary thing . . .

 

Thanks.