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Re: How-to help to clone SSD to bigger SSD? - 03-28-2009, 09:25 AM
I think your best bet would be to go for a runcore and use the suggested cloning software. The onboard USB makes this such an easy upgrade.
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Re: How-to help to clone SSD to bigger SSD? - 03-29-2009, 03:54 PM
I couldn't find a reference to any Linux-based disk cloning software in the guide that "suprolla" recommended. If you need to do this without Windows, then I suggest gparted. You can download a live ISO image and install it to a USB key. This should work nicely in combination with a runcore drive that has a mini-usb slave port.
If you end up buying a different brand of SSD, then you will likely need to either image the hard drive or image the individual partitions. The gparted page I linked to above has links to some GPL partition imaging software (PartImage looks like the best one for this purpose). After imaging the drive/partitions from the old drive, you should be able to install the new drive and restore the partitions to it, after which, you can use gparted to resize the partitions and/or create new partitions with any unused space. I haven't done this myself, so I can only suggest that this process should work ... it may require some trial and error to get it right.
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