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Replacing laptop HDD

Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:40 pm

I am about to replace 640GB 5400 rpm hdd with 1TB 7200 rpm hybrid drive.

My plan is to use a hardware device I have to clone the hdd.
I expect this will result in an empty partition of say 360GB at the end of new hdd.

The present drive is partitioned thus 20GB/100MB/104GB/472GB
( Recovery / System / C: / D: )
I want to partition the new drive to 20GB/100MB/200GB/rest
i.e. expand C: from 104G to about 200G and then D: will fill the rest.
The present Drive D: contains approx. 260GB of data.

Having cloned the HDD, I plan to create a new 80GB spacer partition (from the 360GB empty) named say G:
The remainder of the 360GB empty partition will be H: (280GB)
Then I will copy contents of D: to H:
Then I will remove partition D: and expand C: to 200GB
The remaining 376GB of what was D: will again be created as new D:
I will then copy H: back to D:
Deleting G; and H: will permit the extension of D:
Mission accomplished.

All this seems relatively straightforward but there is a nagging in the back of my head.

Can anyone see a flaw in my plan? Or is there a better way to do this.

TIA

Len

Re: Replacing laptop HDD

Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:03 pm

Once the 472 GB is transferred, it will be more time consuming to move
it so the 200 GB partition can exist-as far as I can tell.

Maybe TB has a better suggestion?
Mary

On 11/25/2014 6:40 PM, revver wrote:
> I am about to replace 640GB 5400 rpm hdd with 1TB 7200 rpm hybrid drive.
>
> My plan is to use a hardware device I have to clone the hdd.
> I expect this will result in an empty partition of say 360GB at the end of new hdd.
>
> The present drive is partitioned thus 20GB/100MB/104GB/472GB
> ( Recovery / System / C: / D: )
> I want to partition the new drive to 20GB/100MB/200GB/rest
> i.e. expand C: from 104G to about 200G and then D: will fill the rest.
> The present Drive D: contains approx. 260GB of data.
>
> Having cloned the HDD, I plan to create a new 80GB spacer partition (from the 360GB empty) named say G:
> The remainder of the 360GB empty partition will be H: (280GB)
> Then I will copy contents of D: to H:
> Then I will remove partition D: and expand C: to 200GB
> The remaining 376GB of what was D: will again be created as new D:
> I will then copy H: back to D:
> Deleting G; and H: will permit the extension of D:
> Mission accomplished.
>
> All this seems relatively straightforward but there is a nagging in the back of my head.
>
> Can anyone see a flaw in my plan? Or is there a better way to do this.
>
> TIA
>
> Len
>
>

Re: Replacing laptop HDD

Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:54 am

why not slide the 472g partition down farther by 96g then expand the 104g to
200g and expand the 472 to the rest?



"MJNelson" wrote in message news:9003@public.tech.misc...

Once the 472 GB is transferred, it will be more time consuming to move
it so the 200 GB partition can exist-as far as I can tell.

Maybe TB has a better suggestion?
Mary

On 11/25/2014 6:40 PM, revver wrote:
> I am about to replace 640GB 5400 rpm hdd with 1TB 7200 rpm hybrid drive.
>
> My plan is to use a hardware device I have to clone the hdd.
> I expect this will result in an empty partition of say 360GB at the end of
> new hdd.
>
> The present drive is partitioned thus 20GB/100MB/104GB/472GB
> ( Recovery / System / C: / D: )
> I want to partition the new drive to 20GB/100MB/200GB/rest
> i.e. expand C: from 104G to about 200G and then D: will fill the rest.
> The present Drive D: contains approx. 260GB of data.
>
> Having cloned the HDD, I plan to create a new 80GB spacer partition (from
> the 360GB empty) named say G:
> The remainder of the 360GB empty partition will be H: (280GB)
> Then I will copy contents of D: to H:
> Then I will remove partition D: and expand C: to 200GB
> The remaining 376GB of what was D: will again be created as new D:
> I will then copy H: back to D:
> Deleting G; and H: will permit the extension of D:
> Mission accomplished.
>
> All this seems relatively straightforward but there is a nagging in the
> back of my head.
>
> Can anyone see a flaw in my plan? Or is there a better way to do this.
>
> TIA
>
> Len
>
>

Re: Replacing laptop HDD

Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:25 am

Sorry to take so long responding but I was relying on email notice for replies. I've fixed that now I think.

At first I thought you meant increase spacer partition by 96GB but then I wondered how that would make a difference. I could only see that being worse by moving data to slower part of drive. So I thought again.

I now think you mean that I should move the C:/D: partition boundary by 96GB toward the end of the drive - but how? That would be the simplest solution but that still means moving some data and I don't know how to move an in-use partition.

If I now understand you correctly, can you please point me at some instructions to move in-use partitions.

Thinking further, I guess I could
use IFL to create image of D:,
delete D: partition,
expand C: partition,
recreate D: partition, and
restore D: from image,
and defrag it.

Am I close?

Another question - Defrag hybrids? Good idea?

Re: Replacing laptop HDD

Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:59 pm

On Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:25:37 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
revver disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>Another question - Defrag hybrids? Good idea?

Yes as there is still a hard disk involved.
--
Cheers,

DrT

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** but by then it is too late.

Re: Replacing laptop HDD

Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:25 pm

I found BiBM has a slide function (not in BiNG) so I used that and now I have C: followed by unallocated followed by D: followed by unallocated.

At the end of the slide operation I was offered option to scan partitions for file system errors. Both resulted in #58 error and suggested scandisk.
Scandisk found no errors.

Everything seems ok but I haven't resized either C or D yet.
Is there something I should do first to definitively dismiss the error messages?
Should I defrag C & D before resizing or after resizing?

Re: Replacing laptop HDD

Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:06 pm

resizing has that check before the resize.. Run "chkdsk x: /f" on your
drive, you'll need to reboot for windows to do the check.


"revver" wrote in message news:9014@public.tech.misc...

I found BiBM has a slide function (not in BiNG) so I used that and now I
have C: followed by unallocated followed by D: followed by unallocated.

At the end of the slide operation I was offered option to scan partitions
for file system errors. Both resulted in #58 error and suggested scandisk.
Scandisk found no errors.

Everything seems ok but I haven't resized either C or D yet.
Is there something I should do first to definitively dismiss the error
messages?
Should I defrag C & D before resizing or after resizing?

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