Migrating HDD to SSD with Bootcamp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Merdon, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Merdon, Oct 24, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2012

    Merdon macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    Hi, I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro 15 inch and I am thinking about buying and Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC512 512GB replacing by HDD with SSD.

    I use both Windows and OSX and is therefore using bootcamp. I've been googling a bit and found two tools that could be useful when migrating both OS's to the new drive.

    Carbon cloner
    Winclone bootcamp

    I do not want to install everything from the beginning again so I really hope I can clone my drive.

    (1). So will these tools be what I need for migrating to SSD?

    (2). Will I be able to clone the OSX installation partition also?

    (3). I've heard that there could be problems running SSD with Windows in bootcamp (AHCI and or Trim). Is this true?

    (4). Is there anything other that I should think about, any other better tools, better SSD than the Samsung 830 series, common mistakes etc?

    Thanks for any replies


    just saw this thread

    Reading it now, any input is till appreciated.
  2. dusk007 macrumors 68040


    Dec 5, 2009
    1. I never used Win Clone but I suppose yes.
    2. Sure Carbon Copy Cloner is very simple to use and it works just fine.
    3. Windows has unlike OSX no problem with Trim and if there was any AHCI problem you could fix it anyway. Never heard of it.
    4. The only better SSD is the Samsung 840 Pro but I don't think it is worth the price yet. If you buy now get the 830. In some time when retail stocks are full the 840 should be about the same price or cheaper than the 830. It isn't really worth the difference to wait imo.
    Other tools I don't know. CCC is fine. I somehow never cloned my Windows.
  3. Merdon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2012
    Thanks for the reply,
    Just to make sure I understood correcly, with Carbon copy I can backup my OSX installation partition as well as the normal OSX partition?

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