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Hi guys, just a quick question here.

Getting a new Samsung 970 EVO Plus for Christmas, upgrading from the 960 model. Don't wanna bother with a fresh install, so what's best to use to accomplish moving my c drive in it's entirety from old to new...??

Thanks...!!
 

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Just use the free tool Samsung provides.
Install new drive, clone, shutdown, unplug or wipe the old drive.
 
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Just use the free tool Samsung provides.
Install new drive, clone, shutdown, unplug or wipe the old drive.
Oh I didn't even realize they had a migration tool, guess I should have checked first.

Guess I'll go with that one, thanks all.
 
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HDClone, but the free version is quite slow.
 
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If you are going to clone, the best option is to use the Migration Tool from the SSD manufacturer. If nothing else, the company you gave money to will be inclined to provide a level of support far superior support than you are likely to get with any free option. Personally, I prefer to install fresh.
 
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I'm partial to Acronis True Image, especially since you can make a bootable CD/DVD (depending upon the version's size) and clone, resize, backup and more off of the disc. For Samsung drives I use their migration software most of the time.
 
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Fresh install is always better, but for cloning I use the free open-source sofware Clonezilla since 2008 (on 150+ PCs on work - desktops, laptops and netbooks). It has never failed me.
https://clonezilla.org/
I recommend using the ubuntu-based image if you use UEFI boot.
 
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Hi guys, just a quick question here.

Getting a new Samsung 970 EVO Plus for Christmas, upgrading from the 960 model. Don't wanna bother with a fresh install, so what's best to use to accomplish moving my c drive in it's entirety from old to new...??

Thanks...!!
Just use the Samsung data migration software, that is exactly what it is designed to do. I am in agreement with @TheRagnarok , I have used this several times with 970 Evo and 970 Pro it is very fast, efficient, works really well.
 

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the company you gave money to will be inclined to provide a level of support far superior support than you are likely to get with any free option.
they all tell you to pound sand. They just might do it with an official "company.tld" address. None of them are going to help you get data back from a failed clone.

note: they are also just branded versions of Acronis FYI readers.
 
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So, the 960 to 970 plus upgrade went without an issue. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

So, continuing on, the 960 will no go into my son's computer. He has a WD Black spinner. Would I be correct in assuming that HDClone will get the job done...??

Thanks.
 
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I use easus disk copy iso, or clonezilla. For getting medieval on partitions I use Paragon Hard Disk Manager to clone partitions.
 
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Yea, I don't believe he's made any partitions. On the other hand, I don't know how much info he has on his C drive. Guess I otter start there...
 
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Windows 10 still has the older image backup option included from Windows 7.


Just use Clonezilla. It's free and doesn't require you to create bootable media.
I thought Clonezilla required you to boot into the provided Linux distribution on a flash drive to perform the drive clone?
 
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Just use Clonezilla. It's free and doesn't require you to create bootable media.
+1 for clonezilla.
 
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Clonezilla all the way. I used to use ShadowProtect at my work, but we've completely moved over to CloneZilla for the odd occasion where we need to do a full hard drive clone. It's proved to be the most reliable and configurable.
 
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