transferring system from HDD to SSD - files to large - but they're not !! Help

Bit Baby

transferring system from HDD to SSD - files to large - but they're not !! Help

Hi  I have just installed a 240gb  SSD  in the optical bay  and eventually got it formatted etc  so all good to go...or so i thought

 

Tried to 'clone' the HDD  onto the SSD  but getting weird issues,  the software acronis  seems to work ok  but i get the following issues

 

HDD is 1TB   and when I check on windows  its has about   550GB  of info on it  with OS/ windows 8 and a lot of music and videos !!

 

Now I'm looking to just transfer  the OS and windows 8  onto the SSD  in the hope that ,  they will then run quicker,  so  i go into acronis and s= clone,  pick the drive from  - 

 

BUT  wait  it shows the drive as having 890GB of info on it   (   not the 550gb  windows shows )  I know there can be hidden files but seriusly that large ??

 

so I take out / deselect  my music and video files  which come to 450gb

 

which should leave about 100gb in reality being cloned onto the SSD,   BUT  the esytem still thinks its tryig to send over about 500gb onto the 240gb SSD and rejects it saysing not enough disk space  !!

 

why is acronis shoiwng 890GB disk size for HDD when windows and file manager and all other systems showing 550GB 

 

How do i get it to just copy the OS and windows 8 onto the SSD   so i can get quicker boot times ??

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Community Manager

Re: transferring system from HDD to SSD - files to large - but they're not !! Help

I am sorry for the issues that you have experienced with your drive. At this time I think it may be best for you to contact us directly, so that we can troubleshoot more in depth. Our contact information can be found in my signature. I apologize for the inconvenience.
 





YogiH, Crucial Moderator, US


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Kilobyte Kid

Re: transferring system from HDD to SSD - files to large - but they're not !! Help

You can't close to a drive that's smaller  then then the drive your cloning from . If it's a prbuilt system. Use the software on the machine to burn the recovery discs or creat a user or external recovery then fresh install  the os on the ssd or cpya can use it like it is and  if the ssd came with  software to turn the  ssd into ta cach drive for the mechanical drive that will work to I just prefer to install the os directly to a ssd then uses other drives  for games and large programs  ussally save what I can from the mechanicals before wiping it if ya had a old os on the mechanical