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    Does the migration software make the new drive bootable after the transfer (a true clone). Or does the migration only move the data files?   (10 Answers)

    By SandmanTheFirst April 6, 2016.

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      Yes it will CLONE it exactly. All hidden partitions and boot sectors will be cloned. The hard disk size needs to be close in size though. A 480 gig ssd will CLONE fine from a 500 gig drive.

      By Lazz May 6, 2016.

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      What is required to transfer the data on the original HD in a PC to the SSD (e.g., harness , adapter, etc.)?   (10 Answers)

      By xfer process April 7, 2016.

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        The drive includes the software, but you will need an additional SATA cable. You will need to install the Acronis software and then install the new hard drive using that extra SATA cable. Use the software to copy the contents from your old drive to the new SSD drive. Remove the old drive and you'll be running on the new drive.

        By TallCinciTomD July 29, 2016.

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        Hi This disk work with a Macbook pro mid 2010 ??   (4 Answers)

        By Anonymous November 29, 2016.

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          The drive needs to be reformatted first before it will work with the Mac OS. The disk utility found through Spotlight will perform this task. SuperDuper should be used to clone the previous HD to this SSD.

          By CommunityAnswer November 30, 2016.

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          The description lists a spacer that comes with the SSD. What is the spacer for? Is it to mount the 2.5 SSD into a 3.5 slot?   (10 Answers)

          By clueless April 7, 2016.

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            In basic terms: Ultimately the spacer is for older laptop models that have "extra" space in the hd slot. You can put the ssd in place without it, however there may be room for the ssd to move around/rattle. With the spacer, that extra room is filled. With newer laptops you will not have this issue at all (laptops are so much thinner than they used to be). Older higher end laptops (MacBooks) that still have room for a 2.5" hd, won't need the spacer (usually there are bracket screws to put into place). If you are wanting to put this into a 3.5in slot: 1st check your computer case and see if it already can support 2.5in. If not, you will need a 2.5 to 3.5 bracket. You can grab them for less than 6 bucks on Amazon.

            By The Shef April 7, 2016.

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            Will this work as an internal HD in a full size PC?   (10 Answers)

            By std pc April 7, 2016.

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              Yes it will, with an adapter. Very common to use a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter to mount SSD in a a full-size drive bay. They are inexpensive and available online or in some stores.

              By Greggo April 22, 2016.

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              I have a Dell All-In-One Inspiron One 2330 that needs a new hard drive. The current hard drive is a 2TB 7200 RPM Seagate, can I replace it with this SSD?   (5 Answers)

              By MC821 February 24, 2017.

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                I was going to say yes, then I saw some comments here http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19473728 that says that a limitation in the bios will keep it from recognizing more than 240GB. Hope this helps.

                By kenjmoore February 25, 2017.

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              If my desktop hard drive is a 1 TB, but has over 700G of free space, will I have any issue cloning to this 480G drive?   (10 Answers)

              By None May 26, 2016.

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                Before Cloning you should shrink you Windows drive partition to a value of less than 480GB then Clone it to the 480GB. After the clone go back in to Disk Manager and Expand the drive back to the full 480GB of the new SSD.

                By ProfessorMesser November 17, 2016.

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              Will this ssd work in my lenovo y50-70, and if I clone it with my hdd does that mean every single thing is transferred, even the windows 10 operating system?   (5 Answers)

              By Josh May 19, 2016.

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                Yes it should work. We cloned the drive and had no issues with Windows 10 on the laptop.

                By pcman October 2, 2016.

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                Will this work on a mid 2011 mac mini?   (5 Answers)

                By mac user April 7, 2016.

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                  Yes, this will work in your MAC mini.

                  By Greggo April 22, 2016.

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                  Will this work for Macbook Pro early 2015 models?   (5 Answers)

                  By Vadiraj December 27, 2016.

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                    No. New MacBook Pros use SSD Flash. The SSD Drive wont fit in a MacBook Pro Early 2015. You can upgrade using SSD Flash, just search for it.

                    By Chuckiemn December 28, 2016.

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