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Eddie Wall
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      Aug 24th, 10, 5:04 PM
I want to upgrade my 38GB IDE boot drive to a 60GB SSD drive.... a
complete re-install is not an option.

Back in the day, Ghost was the ideal option but the description of it
now does not make it 100% clear that it will actually do that.

Obviously I would have liked to do it for free but if I have to
purchase software to do it had anyone any recommendations.

Any tips to make it a painless as possible would be appreciated.

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      Aug 24th, 10, 6:22 PM
On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 17:04:52 +0100, Eddie Wall wrote:

> I want to upgrade my 38GB IDE boot drive to a 60GB SSD drive.... a
> complete re-install is not an option.
>
> Back in the day, Ghost was the ideal option but the description of it
> now does not make it 100% clear that it will actually do that.
>
> Obviously I would have liked to do it for free but if I have to purchase
> software to do it had anyone any recommendations.
>
> Any tips to make it a painless as possible would be appreciated.
>
> Eddie
>
> "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any
> more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic."


Acronis True Image:

http://www.acronis.co.uk/homecomputing/

There appears to be free trial that has full functionality for 30 days.

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      Aug 24th, 10, 6:38 PM
On 24/08/2010 17:04, Eddie Wall wrote:
> I want to upgrade my 38GB IDE boot drive to a 60GB SSD drive.... a
> complete re-install is not an option.
>
> Back in the day, Ghost was the ideal option but the description of it
> now does not make it 100% clear that it will actually do that.
>
> Obviously I would have liked to do it for free but if I have to
> purchase software to do it had anyone any recommendations.
>
> Any tips to make it a painless as possible would be appreciated.
>
> Eddie
>
> "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any
> more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic."


Crucial sell their SSD drives with a cloning kit which includes Mac
software but its for SATA.


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      Aug 24th, 10, 6:46 PM

"Chris Whelan" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 17:04:52 +0100, Eddie Wall wrote:
>
>> I want to upgrade my 38GB IDE boot drive to a 60GB SSD drive.... a
>> complete re-install is not an option.
>>
>> Back in the day, Ghost was the ideal option but the description of it
>> now does not make it 100% clear that it will actually do that.
>>
>> Obviously I would have liked to do it for free but if I have to purchase
>> software to do it had anyone any recommendations.
>>
>> Any tips to make it a painless as possible would be appreciated.
>>
>> Eddie
>>
>> "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any
>> more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic."

>
> Acronis True Image:
>
> http://www.acronis.co.uk/homecomputing/
>
> There appears to be free trial that has full functionality for 30 days.
>
> Chris


Yep, and is exactly how I did this. The only drawback is some
extra fiddling is needed *if* you want to align the partition under
XP but I didn't bother as the performance boost was good enough
for me without doing that.
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      Aug 24th, 10, 7:57 PM
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Hi Eddie

On Aug 24, 5:04 pm, Eddie Wall <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> I want to upgrade my 38GB IDE boot drive to a 60GB SSD drive.... a
> complete re-install is not an option.
>


This reminded me - are there any *IDE* SSD drives available in the
recent crop? I have some IDE laptops where this would be a nice
upgrade...
>
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>

I got one IDE one on shelf somewhere.
Will get details put here tomorrow.


 
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      Aug 24th, 10, 8:47 PM
On 24/08/2010 18:38, Conor wrote:
> On 24/08/2010 17:04, Eddie Wall wrote:
>> I want to upgrade my 38GB IDE boot drive to a 60GB SSD drive.... a
>> complete re-install is not an option.
>>
>> Back in the day, Ghost was the ideal option but the description of it
>> now does not make it 100% clear that it will actually do that.
>>
>> Obviously I would have liked to do it for free but if I have to
>> purchase software to do it had anyone any recommendations.
>>
>> Any tips to make it a painless as possible would be appreciated.
>>
>> Eddie
>>
>> "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any
>> more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic."

>
> Crucial sell their SSD drives with a cloning kit which includes Mac
> software but its for SATA.
>
>


I thought they were ALL SATA
 
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      Aug 24th, 10, 10:49 PM
On Tue, 24 Aug 2010 17:04:52 +0100, Eddie Wall <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I want to upgrade my 38GB IDE boot drive to a 60GB SSD drive.... a
>complete re-install is not an option.


easy peasy lemon squeezy

http://clonezilla.org/

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      Aug 25th, 10, 6:24 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Eddie Wall
<(E-Mail Removed)> writes

>Obviously I would have liked to do it for free but if I have to
>purchase software to do it had anyone any recommendations.


Ghost was excellent before Norton got their greasy paws on it.

I hate to recommend PowerQuest software, but Drive Image has been very
good to me. It'll clone the disk and resize the partition to fill your
new SSD in one go.

Acronis Disk Director is also excellent - I think it featured on one of
the free-software-of-the-day sites recently.

Others swear by TrueImage - I haven't used it. Think this also recently
featured on one of the FSOTD sites.

These are the free daily download sites I know of, anyone have any to
add?

http://dailyfreesoftware.blogspot.com/
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/
http://www.freedownloadaday.com/

(that last one isn't working for me at the mo)

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      Aug 25th, 10, 6:29 AM
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>This reminded me - are there any *IDE* SSD drives available in the
>recent crop? I have some IDE laptops where this would be a nice
>upgrade...


Use a SATA SSD with an adapter. I've just done this (albeit with a
spinning disk) to put a SATA drive in my IDE PVR. Works fine.

There's loads on ebay if you don't mind a wait for it to arrive from
Hong Kong. The one I used was Ebuyer 145964, a bit pricey but good
quality.

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      Aug 25th, 10, 6:30 AM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>, Conor <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Crucial sell their SSD drives with a cloning kit which includes Mac
>software but its for SATA.


Mmmm.. I've had my eye on the 128GB Crucial for a while and have a
couple hundred quid in Paypal doing not very much. Very tempted.

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