Acronis True Image HD

Posted on 2016-11-14
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Last Modified: 2016-11-14
I purchased a new 2TB SSD drive and want to replace my current 250G SSD drive.
It came with Acronis Software and I have watched Videos on how to use it.
One question remains.  When I restore the backup to the new drive will the full 2TB be available.
Question by:Tim Dawson
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by:Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVE
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> When I restore the backup to the new drive will the full 2TB be available.

Yes: https://kb.acronis.com/content/56634
It can clone to a bigger disk, automatically resizing the partitions proportionally. It is even possible to clone to to a smaller disk, as long as the smaller disk has enough capacity to fit the contents of the larger disk. This is also true of other top quality cloning software, such as Casper. Regards, Joe

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by:Tim Dawson
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So do I do a backup to a external drive, replace the drive and do a restore.
Or do I clone to a external drive and clone back ?
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Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVE earned 2000 total points
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Connect the new drive to the computer however you want...enclosure...dock...adapter...whatever. Then use Acronis (or Casper or any other top quality tool) to CLONE to the new drive. Then remove the old SSD and put in the new one. That should do it.

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by:Tim Dawson
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Excellent ..  Thanks
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by:Joe Winograd - EE Fellow & MVE
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You're welcome. Good luck with the clone!
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