Recommendation for Copying Drive

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Recommendation for Copying Drive

Postby Mike » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:41 am

I need to copy a 1TB mechanical drive with Windows 7 to a 500GB SSD. In the past, I'd shrink the main partition and go for it. Sometimes there are issues. Is there a checkblock in IFL that will cause IFL to automatically do the scaling? There's a "scale" and a "fit" option, but even after reading the help files, I'm not clear whether they do what I want and, if they do, which one do I use?
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Re: Recommendation for Copying Drive

Postby TeraByte Support(PP) » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:43 pm

"Scale to Fit" may work. You'd need to enable it and check if it reports not enough space. Otherwise, you can compact the source partition down to the size needed for the new drive. Then do the copy. Or the "Compact Data" option can be used to compact as part of the copy operation (source partition wouldn't be changed). Note that the file system must be clean.

See this KB article:
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=554
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Re: Recommendation for Copying Drive

Postby mashedmitten » Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:44 pm

For a mechanical drive, I use Defraggler to compact the data before shrinking anything. The graphical display lets you see exactly where the data is so it's hard to err.
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Re: Recommendation for Copying Drive

Postby mjnelson99 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:54 pm

Defraggler showed me that one of my mechanical hard drives was near
death when I attempted to defrag it! The supposedly useful system checks
had not alerted me.
Mary

On 8/20/2017 4:44 PM, mashedmitten wrote:
> For a mechanical drive, I use Defraggler to compact the data before shrinking anything. The graphical display lets you see exactly where the data is so it's hard to err.
>
>
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Re: Recommendation for Copying Drive

Postby DrTeeth » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:22 am

On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 15:54:49 PDT, just as I was about to take a herb,
MJNelson disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Defraggler showed me that one of my mechanical hard drives was near
>death when I attempted to defrag it! The supposedly useful system checks
>had not alerted me.

The only way I found out a mechanical drive was failing on Mrs
DrTeeth's computer was when IfW kept on throwing up error that could
only be fixed by chkdsk /r
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Cheers,

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