Windows 10: how to backup to ssd from hybrid drive

Discus and support how to backup to ssd from hybrid drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; my dell xps 14 may be flaking out. I want to be prepared. right now I backup my current images using Macrium free but was planning to buy just one ssd... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by dsmith888, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. dsmith888 Win User

    how to backup to ssd from hybrid drive


    my dell xps 14 may be flaking out. I want to be prepared. right now I backup my current images using Macrium free but was planning to buy just one ssd to replace the hybrid one. Does macrium support this type of transfer, if so how do I do it? partition images attached.

    :)
     
    dsmith888, Dec 7, 2018
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  2. Flaved Win User

    Hybrid Drive defragmentation. Will it shorten the life of SSD?

    I am using a Seagate 2TB Hybrid drive and trying to defragment it, will the de-fragmentation procedure shorten the life of the 8GB SSD inside the drive? Im on my 16th pass in 1.5 hours.
     
    Flaved, Dec 7, 2018
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  3. puttycoat Win User
    seagate hybrid drive

    I have a Seagate hybrid drive that is labeled ssd and because of that I am unable to defag the drive. can this be fixed?
     
    puttycoat, Dec 7, 2018
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    how to backup to ssd from hybrid drive

    Cloning to SSD then swapping drive letters


    @SamHobbs
    What you want done is very simple and can be done in short period of time. Here's my suggestion:
    There's 2 modes that Windows can be installed: UEFI and the old legacy MBR. Open Disk Management, look at the disk where your C drive is, if there's a
    1. EFI System Partition, your Windows was installed using UEFI.
    2. System Reserved partition, your Windows was installed using MBR
    Next, Connect your SSD to an available Sata port (no need to format or do anything). Download: Macrium Reflect Free . Install and run. Follow the steps below:
    1. From Macrium, click on image this disk under your C drive and save it to either an Internal or External Drive. This will create a single backup image of the whole disk containing your C drive.
    2. Again, from Macrium, click on Restore tab and select the image created from step 1, Select your SSD as the destination drive, click Next->Finish
    3. Exit Macrium. If your Windows was installed using MBR, Open disk management and make sure the SSD is marked "Active" else go to next step.
    4. Shutdown your PC. Disconnect the HD containing Windows C drive then connect your SSD to it.
    5. Reboot. Your PC should boot and the Windows should have C as the drive letter.

    NOTE: The procedure above is to backup your Windows to an image file then copy it back to the SSD. This ensures proper cluster size aligment for the SSD. In addition, Macrium also perform Trimming for the SSD. This is more preferable than cloning.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 7, 2018
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