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Cloning 250 GB hard drive to 512 SSD with bootcamp partition

Hi,

First of all, sorry for my English but I'm not native!

Background: I just reached the capacity limit of my 250 GB HD intially bought with my MPB 15" (late 2008). The current HD is partitioned with 210GB for the Mac OS X Lion, and 40GB for Bootcamp with Windows 7.

My plan is to change the HD with a Crucial M4 512GB SDD and eventually allocate 450GB to OS X Lion, and 112GB to Bootcamp.

Of note, I do have a time machine back-up but I guess it only concern the files under OS X Lion.

I will need your view on the following:

1- In order not to reinstall everything, the quickiest way would be to clone the HD on the SDD, i.e. follow method #2 (from step 19).

a) How 250GB of data will be cloned on a 512GB volume space?

b) Is there as step during the cloning where we can decide to change the partition volume?

c) in summary, can I use cloning to reach my goal?

2- If the cloning does not allow me to reach my goal, I guess I will have to do a Fresh re-installation following your method #1?

3 - Finally, could you please confirm that I can replace the HD with the SDD using the following instruction guide.

Thanks a lot for your help and guides !

Cheers,

Emmanuel

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I have good guide how to clone MAC with bootcamp http://www.ads24seven.com/2016/10/22/clo...

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On the Mac side you can clone using Carbon Copy Cloner, it will produce a bootable clone and it won't mind the size difference, but you can also use the restore function of Mac's disk utility to restore from your old HD/SSD to your new, both options of course presume that you are able to mount both disks somehow (externally or internally)

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On the cloning I use a program called True Image http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/pro... I use it for customers that have a hard drive going bad and it has the factory restore on the same hard drive. It images the entire drive all partitions. You could use it from your bootcamp side because I do not know if it works on OSX. I know you can use it to resize the partitions as well. However if it was me I would just do a fresh install of everything to have a nice fresh start with a SSD.

Side note make make sure you turn off the auto defrag in Windows 7. It will burn up the SSD.

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Thanks Justin for the quick reponse and for tip regarding the auto defrag in Windows 7.

I have done further search yesterday and here what I may try:

(1) do a TimeMachine back-up of OSX Lion.

(2) create an image on an external drive of the Win7 parition with Winclone.

(3) Do a fresh install on my new SDD, using Lion Recovery Disk then retrieve my Mac files from the TimeMachine backup.

(4) Use Bootcamp to do a partition as I want, and then restore Win7 thanks to Winclone and the Win7 image created previously (instructions provided here: http://twocanoes.com/support/winclone/re...).

I'll try this this evening and let you know.

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Hi Emmanual, using Winclone, it might be simple to accomplish your job. Friend, I was also in the same situation one week ago. But, in order to do this job easily and effectively, I used software Stellar Drive Clone v2.5 that support to SSD and create bootable clone including MBR partition. It clone Mac hard drive to SSD in few clicks without interrupting your work.

As per your need to have 450GB to OS X Lion, and 112GB to Bootcamp, after formating your SSD you need to create partitions on it according to your requirement using disk utility. After that using this amazing Mac cloning tool you can create clone of your HDD to SSD just by selecting your source and destination drive.

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I would like to suggest you to use Stellar Drive Clone to keep backup up of your Mac drive. This tool is very reliable and useful to create clone of Mac volume. I am using for my Mac and it works superb.

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excellent comments i have a question i ready to add a ssd to my mac mini 2012 and i have my original hhd with os mavericks and bootcamp (windows 7) if i usu this stellar drive clone can i clone os and bootcamp to the new ssd i hope you can help thanks...

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sapiojo .... There is a discussion here:

How do I transfer dual partitions to a new hard drive?

I know CarbonCopyCloner to be excellent (on the Mac side) but don't know anything about bootcamp/Windows.... You can download a trial of CCC (which might be all you need) ... and versions UP TO about Jan 2013 were 'donation-ware' (with very UN-obtrusive adverts) you might still be able to get an old copy somewhere. New versions are 'trial-ware' (licence around 25 UK pounds/30 euros/40 dollars).

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The maker of Stellar Drive Clone says that their software will copy the Bootcamp partition but it will not be bootable on the new drive like it was on the old one. It won't even be an NTFS partition anymore.

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The Best way to do it is with clonezilla the version have to be 2.4.2-32 i have a video guide for it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mKlsJ61...

or on my blog http://www.ads24seven.com/2016/10/22/clo...

The first step is make a image of your hardrive and than restore it in expert mode .

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Hi,

I was wondering if this solution could apply to MacBook Pro, Yosemite from HDD to HDD. I am planning to replace my current 500 GB SATA disk with a larger 750 GB SATA DISK.

Thank you very much in advance,

CS

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