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RePete
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎01-28-2013
Location: United States
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How to Clone Primary Drive prior to, or after, adding a second drive in Ultrabay

Alright, I have a T510 with a single internal drive. I wish to add a SSD drive and make it my primary drive. I have an Ultrabay and know about the drive adapter for it and plan to use it as the new drive location.

 

My question is how to perform the cloning of the primary drive. I can install the new SSD in the Ultrabay and use software, previously copied to the primary(or backup) drive since the Ultrabay is now used for the SSD so I can't run a CD. The issue is how to clone. I don't wish to buy another external drive just for the cloning software CD.

 

I have an external hard drive that I use for backups. Has anyone cloned a copy of a drive(A) to another drive(B) and then copied it to a new drive(C)? If this is a good idea, it is easy since the CD drive is still available using this method.

 

The end result would be to swap locations of the drives making the SSD the new primary internal drive and the old drive goes to the Ultrabay.

 

Just looking for input. 

 

Thanks for taking the time,

 

Pete

ThorsHammer
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Registered: ‎04-08-2011
Location: US
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Re: How to Clone Primary Drive prior to, or after, adding a second drive in Ultrabay

What backup tool do you have?

 

If you backup the primary drive, a good tool like Acronis True Image Home 2013 can restore to the new device without issue.

 

I usually backup to an external USB attached drive, remove the source drive, install the new target drive, boot from the Acronis Recovery DVD, then run a restore to the new target.

 

Easy

Retired Support Specialist
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Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Location: raleigh, nc
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Re: How to Clone Primary Drive prior to, or after, adding a second drive in Ultrabay

Hi RePete,

 

Cloning Hard Drive

How to install Windows on the Solid State Drive

 

Hope this helps.

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