• Shout out to Macrium

    From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to All on Thu Sep 23 07:10:00 2021
    I was the last person on a SATA drive in my house -- because I had so many videos and MP3s, I didn't want to pay for a 1TB or larger SSD. I bought a Synology NAS, which I've talked about before, and moved my media to the RAID array on the NAS - which lets me stream media from DLNA devices in the house and puts the media on a more resilient drive.

    After moving the media, I defragged the drive and got everything moved to
    the front of the disk, thinking I might make a Linux partition on it. I
    ended up with 190GB on a 3TB drive.

    I had a 480GB SSD drive in an old laptop, and thought instead I'd shrink the SATA partition then clone it to the SSD.

    I found Macrium Reflect, it's a free bit of disk cloning software.

    *Without* shrinking the source partition and without having to boot into a special environment, I was able to make the SSD bootable and create a partition the size of the SSD with the data from the 3TB partition. Very
    cool having one less (potentially data-destructive) step to moving data.



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Sep 23 13:56:48 2021
    Re: Shout out to Macrium
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to All on Thu Sep 23 2021 07:10 am

    I was the last person on a SATA drive in my house -- because I had so many videos and MP3s, I didn't want to pay for a 1TB or larger SSD. I bought a

    Many SSDs have a SATA interface.. Are you thinking of SATA platter drives vs. m.2 SSDs?

    Nightfox

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Nightfox on Thu Sep 23 17:14:40 2021
    Re: Shout out to Macrium
    By: Nightfox to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu Sep 23 2021 01:56 pm

    I was the last person on a SATA drive in my house -- because I had so
    many videos and MP3s, I didn't want to pay for a 1TB or larger SSD. I
    bought a

    Many SSDs have a SATA interface.. Are you thinking of SATA platter drives vs. m.2 SSDs?

    Yes, I meant to say "Spinning Rust". :)

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