Switching from HDD to SSD disk for Windows 7 – 8 – 8.1.

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The SSD drive replaces more and more familiar HDD disk. Although the manufacturers of these SSDs do everything with immigration supplied software to transfer your data, there are some problems that you may encounter as a user. Most known problems after transferring from HDD to SDD are; The PC does not start completely, the PC freezes up, the SSD is not achieved the desired write and read speed. Most modern PCs come standard with an internal SATA drive,  and that’s where most of the problems come from.  Before you transfer data to an SSD drive, it is recommended to first look in to the BIOS and look what your current setting of your HDD is. There are 3 options: IDE,  SATA or AHCI. If you see that the current setting is SATA,  it is not advisable to work through immigration software, but to perform a new installation. But first you need in the BIOS change the setting to AHCI. Then connect your SSD disk and restart via the installation CD of your OS. For the fastest write and read speed, it is recommended that your motherboard has a SATA 6 connection on board.


Johan Blomme

Johan blomme lives in Belgium and has over 25 years experience in the IT world of Windows. His native language is Dutch. His daily activities are solving PC problems. This is usually done by remote controll to the customer. Configuring networks and related problems are also one of the tasks. He also designs websites. For the design he uses WordPress. All reviews are based on his own experience or are based on his own trying out the software / hardware.

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  1. Martin Lehner June 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Interesting. I’ve never done a migration before, only new installations. Good info to know!

  2. Mark D June 24, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    The “immigration software” is a nuisance. Keeps returning me to my home country. But I bought my “SDD” in Canada

  3. Joshua German June 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    You can use an application call Casper 8.0 to perform a live disk clone from your HDD to an SSD. From there all you need to do it just change boot order to boot to the SSD instead of the HDD.

  4. Nicholas Fusco June 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    I personally am one to backup user data, and do a wipe whenever possible. It may be a bit more time consuming, but it too has its benefits.

  5. Barry June 25, 2014 at 7:29 am

    It’s really suggested to wipe and start fresh rather than migrating. Bringing over an image of Windows from a platter drive to ssd could introduce a variety of performance issues.

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