SSD Windows Boot Drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by police340, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. police340 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2011

    I have a 240Gb SSD drive that came from a Mac that i don't use anymore. It is big enough to replace the hard drive in my Windows machine that I use for my business. My business laptop is an HP with 480 Gb hard dribve broken into three partitions, C, Recivery and HP Tools.

    I cant seem to get it to clone from the C drive to the SSD which I have attached with an Apricorn eSata USB device.

    I just want to clone it and replace it inside the machine but cant seem to get it going. Any ideas? Much appreciated!

  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2012
    I think the reason you can't clone it is because your SSD is a GPT disk used in OS X, and you need to repartition it as MBR before it can be used for your PC laptop. Follow the answer shown in this link to create a new MBR partition. Since OS X doesn't write NTFS, just leave it as FAT. If necessary, you may have to reformat the SSD as NTFS in Windows, but converting to MBR is essential. Good luck.

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