How to transfer both Mac and Windows partitions to new SSD

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  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    I'm getting a new SSD today, and I was wondering what the best option is for moving my Mac and Windows partitions from one SSD to the other. I'm going from a 240GB to 480GB, so the partition sizes would need to change.
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Can you clone the drive and then just extend the partitions?
     
  3. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    How would I go about doing that?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Use Winclone to move the Windows install over and the free 30 day trial version of Carbon Copy Cloner to move the OS X side of things over.
     
  5. mmcc macrumors regular

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    I've used iPartition from Coriolis multiple times with success, although I sometimes have to run recovery from the Windows install disk to get the cloned Windows partition to boot after copying. I think the recovery requirement has only been the case when consolidating my Windows and Mac partitions to one internal drive instead of two, or vice-versa.

    The advantage of iPartition is that the Mac partition is also cloned instead of a file-by-file copy as done by Carbon Copy Cloner.

    I also use iPartition to make clones to an external drive for complete image backups.
     

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