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Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-30, 23:24 PM

Hello!

 

Please help me the following issue:
I want to change (copy,clone) the Thinkpad factory1's HDD to SSD. I tried several programs and it is not perfect because Factory Recovery isn't working when if push F11/Thinkvantage button in the boot screen.
Its works with the original HDD, but it doesnt works with SSD.

 

Model number: X230i (232495G)

3 partitions:

  • 2 normal (Q: Lenovo_Recovery, C: Window7_OP) 
  • 1 hidden partition (SYSTEM_DRV)

 

I tried these programs: 

  • Samsung Data Migration 
  • Acronis True Image 2014 
  • Disk2vhd

 

Is there any program that make it?

 

Thank you!

 

Norbert

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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-31, 7:14 AM

Hello,

 

You did not mention which model of ThinkPad on which you were attempting to clone the internal hard disk drive onto an SSD, but as a general rule of thumb, for a disk cloning operation to work, the new drive (in this case, the SSD) should be installed into the ThinkPad's internal drive bay, while the old drive (the HDD) connected via USB or installed in a drive tray.

 

Try performing the cloning operation in that way, and let us know what happens.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-31, 7:21 AM

Hello Goretsky

 

Model number: X230i (232495G)


I haven't got drive tray or USB drive. :-(

 

Can I use a normal PC to clone it (via SATA)?

Or I have T420s maybe use this?

 

Which program I have to use?

 

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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-31, 10:13 AM

np12343,

it's not so difficult task to clone the drives.
1. Install the ATIH on the HDD
2. Insert SSD into the external USB box. Yes, this advice is in opposite of goretsky's one. That box costs 10...20 bucks
3. Launch the ATIH, select the clonong process:
a)the whole drive
b)in manual mode (leave the size of partition System_DRV as is, partition C: will be resized in proportion, as well as the Q: )
4. The app will reboot the laptop for the cloning process.
5. Wait several hours ;). After finish replace the SSD and the HDD. Boot from the SSD.
6. If you have Factory Recovery media already you can delete Lenovo_Recovery partition on the SSD. Resize the system partition (add the free size from the Q: ), even make the new partition
7. Reinstall Lenovo R&R applicationn in order to get working ThinkVantage button at the laptop boot stage.
8. Enjoy :)

Yes, you can make bootable usb stick from the ATIH with it's application in opposite of to tlaunch the application from the HDD. The sequence will be the same.



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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-31, 10:23 AM

Hello,

 

Thank you. 

I ordered USB BOX. :-)

 

What is ATIH? I don't find it in the internet. :(

 

Thank you!

 

Best Regards,

Norbert

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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-31, 10:29 AM

ATIH == Acronis True Image 2014 (Home) :) , sorry

 

UPD

some SSD vendors offer the small version of this app, free of charge. Intel is an example. 



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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-31, 14:49 PM

It works! :-)))

Thank you very much!!!

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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-31, 16:32 PM
Glad to see that. :)

How much time did it take you for cloning process? What's the SSD model?



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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

2014-01-31, 16:38 PM

Cloning time was only 10min with Samsung 840EVO 250GB (USB 3.0)

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Re: Thinkpad HDD clone to SSD (Lenovo_Recovery, SYSTEM_DRV, Windows7_OP)

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