I bought an Origin PC. It came with a 256MB SSD C drive, and a hybrid D drive. I added an E HDD.
The C drive is too full so I bought a 1TB SSD and cloned the 256 to it using Acronis TI. That's when I noticed that there is no 100MB system partition on C --and looking, not on the other two either. I believe Origin said they put a recovery partition on the C drive but there isn't one, but they did include a optical disc and an USB drive. Origin tech support said the 100MB system partition is not required; they didn't say anything about the supposed recovery partition. I don't know if they thought I was supposed to make one with the USB drive or what.
Moreover, I discovered that the C drive is drive 3 not 0, so some applications won't run. I wonder if I caused that by ignorantly using the wrong drive cables (SATA channels) when I added the 3rd drive, and in so doing I think I might have changed which bay the C drive is in.
When I asked Origin if I could reformat the 1TB SSD, disconnect the other two HDDs, and use their USB drive to reinstall the OS, they said that it is for the specific system (256MB SSD) and don't know if a restore to a different SSD with a different controller would work.
So I though that maybe I could just substitute the 1TB for the 256MB and at least I'd have space on C. But if that "different SSD/different controller" thing is true, the 1TB drive might not work. I suppose I could just try it, but I'm worried that something would get hosed on the 1TB's partition etc.
Please advise me what my options are. Thank you.