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FML: SSD Data migration hell

wangcho78 1,368 89 October 30, 2015 at 01:42 AM
I really hope someone can help... So I bought an Alienware 17 that has 1x 2.5" bay and 4x m.ssd. This came with 1T 7200 RPM and thought 'I can still use this drive so let me get the m.ssd drive'. I successfully cloned the drive and was able to boot it from the ssd drive... I noticed that bootup time is slow as ever... The reason is that all startup files are referenced in damn 'C' drive!!! my ssd is mapped to D drive... So, OS is in the Drive but the program executes programs from C... I tried to swap the label but obviously.. the OS wouldn't allow it.. oh the hell.. don't tell me i need to buy 2.5" ssd...

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can you remove your non-ssd drive and see if it boots successfully?
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fresh install and then format the other drives.
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Where is the MBR it's booting off of? My guess is the MBR is on the C but your booting off the SSD. Easy to mess up, hard to fix without a format.

The best way to solve this is probably to do a backup of all your data, make an ISO of your OS using the microsoft tool (Assuming your on 8 or 10) and then reformat both disks, take the HD out Install windows on the M2 then after windows is on put the HD back in and continue to rebuild.

It would be an excellent time to do a fresh install of 10 if you are planning to install it and have not yet.
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Quote from aznboicn View Post :
can you remove your non-ssd drive and see if it boots successfully?
That's worth the try I think... maybe it'll map it to C drive

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fresh install and then format the other drives.
That'll work 100% but I already spent entire day installing all the crap I need..
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That's worth the try I think... maybe it'll map it to C drive



That'll work 100% but I already spent entire day installing all the crap I need..
i LMAO'd when I saw the other post too, but of course that's not the route you want to go.
Let us know what happens!
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Where is the MBR it's booting off of? My guess is the MBR is on the C but your booting off the SSD. Easy to mess up, hard to fix without a format.

The best way to solve this is probably to do a backup of all your data, make an ISO of your OS using the microsoft tool (Assuming your on 8 or 10) and then reformat both disks, take the HD out Install windows on the M2 then after windows is on put the HD back in and continue to rebuild.

It would be an excellent time to do a fresh install of 10 if you are planning to install it and have not yet.
I think you're right my D drive does not have MBR. It only copied the OS part. All in all, I ended up buying $375 Samsung PRO 1T... I was already debating to replace the mechanical drive due to noise/vibration. It's set right in the middle of the laptop.. I can definitely hear the disk to a point that it gets to be annoying.. I can't believe I invested $1600 for this freaking laptop.. Just hope it lasts a while.
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I think you're right my D drive does not have MBR. It only copied the OS part. All in all, I ended up buying $375 Samsung PRO 1T... I was already debating to replace the mechanical drive due to noise/vibration. It's set right in the middle of the laptop.. I can definitely hear the disk to a point that it gets to be annoying.. I can't believe I invested $1600 for this freaking laptop.. Just hope it lasts a while.
Put the spinner in an external enclosure and use it for back up, if it doesn't have a problem.
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fresh install and then format the other drives.

no kidding. I don't get why people are so set on cloning, especially to SSD's when that's clearly not optimal. Just bite the bullet, do a fresh install and get a speedy PC.
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So is all your os and installed programs on the 1tb drive that is designated as the C drive? And what OS are you using on this machine?
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