Boot Migration to a smaller SSD?
January 5, 2010 10:02 AM Subscribe
How do I migrate my boot drive from a traditional hard drive to a *smaller* SSD drive?
posted by notsnot to computers & internet (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a 250GB spinning-disk-based drive for a boot drive. I've bought a 32GB SSD. I've gotten rid of enough bloat that there's only actually 21GB used on my system drive at the moment (basic properties dialog box says 60-something, but that's double-counting or triple-counting all the files in the winsxs folder; sequoiaview reports 20.7 GB used). My plan had been to boot up Knoppix and copy everything over, but the file manager in Knoppix choked.
Acronis will only "back up" the boot drive to a larger drive (as in, soemthing more than 250GB!)
Other info: Phenom II, 8GB, Vista 64, all scratch drives/page files/etc on other drives.