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04-17-2011 08:19 PM - edited 04-17-2011 08:21 PM
"Just simply clone the HDD to the SDD (with corresponding cloning software). The software would adjust the partition's size according to your SSD size (I did it with completely fresh SSD, no SE needed)."
No thanks, I always fresh install to systems upgraded to SSD. This ensures TRIM support (in Windows 7), mostly cancels auto defragging of drives also and USUALLY ensures correct alignment of data in 4K divisible start. Having installed SSDs in all my desktop and notebooks, it has worked very well so far. Just have a look at any of the good sites such as Anandtech, Overclockers, notebookreview, Tweaktown and the list goes on. Only a few of the cloning/ imaging applications protect alignment, ATI, Farstone afaik...
Image & restore image on SSD to SSD upgrades followed by resizing of partition to fill the space.