Windows 10: Install new SSD as main boot drive RAID1

Discus and support Install new SSD as main boot drive RAID1 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have purchased a twin set of 1TB SSD that I want to setup as my new boot drive and move all contents from existing 128Gb SSD to the new ones.My case... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Pappytopp, Jun 24, 2021.

  1. Pappytopp Win User

    Install new SSD as main boot drive RAID1


    I have purchased a twin set of 1TB SSD that I want to setup as my new boot drive and move all contents from existing 128Gb SSD to the new ones.My case allows for hot swapping, so I have setup the new SSD in Disk Management as G:.What are my next steps to move files to G:, then make G: my new boot drive?

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    Pappytopp, Jun 24, 2021
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  2. New windows 10 installtion on New SSD - wont boot unless old SSD present

    It seems you installed Windows while the both SSDs were connected. This would have caused your current problem. Maybe it is sufficient to do this:

    1. Launch the Disk Manager.
    2. Right-click drive C:, then mark it as "active".
    3. Shut down Windows
    4. Open the BIOS and tell it that the new SSD is the primary boot device.
    5. Disconnect the old SSD.
    6. Boot up normally.

    If this does not work then you might have to do this:

    1. Disconnect the old SSD.
    2. Re-install Windows on the new SSD, using the Media Creation Tool.
     
    Frederik Long, Jun 24, 2021
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  3. SSD as Boot Drive? How?

    Well, I have Windows installed on the SSD, along with the drivers and browser. Now, I'm trying to install other stuff (Steam, games, etc.), but the mechanical drive isn't showing. I'm sure I missed a step?
     
    Chosen Juan, Jun 24, 2021
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  4. reyemarr Win User

    Install new SSD as main boot drive RAID1

    New windows 10 installation in new SSD changing bios to UEFI boot up

    I am planning on buying a new SSD and install a fresh copy of windows on it. However, I want to keep my old copy still working and bootable at least until I have transferred all the important stuff over, so I was thinking on installing a boot manager so
    that I can choose which version of windows to boot.

    The questions I have are:

    • My old drive booted up using legacy bios/MBR and I want to use GPT/UEFI now. I will setup the new drive accordingly, but i am wondering if I will still be able to boot the old drive once the new drive is GPT/UEFI
    • Any recommendations on which boot manager to use? I was thinking grup2win. Any comments?
    • Should I install the boot manager before or after installing the new windows SSD?
    Thanks all in advance
     
    reyemarr, Jun 24, 2021
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