Corsair Drive Cloning Kit and SSD Software Utility

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Corsair announced two new solid-state drive (SSD) related products. The first, the SSD & Hard Disk Drive Cloning Kit, enables users to easily duplicate and transfer data between drives. The kit, w...

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  2. makaveli316

    makaveli316 Member Guru

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    What data can we transfer to an ssd except the os?
    I mean, most of us use the ssd for the operating system and not for storing data. What's the point of this kit?

    A fresh install on the ssd is nowadays so fast, especially with an usb. Last time i installed my os to my new ssd, it took me less than 10 minutes.
     
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    Cloning is used if say you upgrade your SSD and do not want to start all over again. I did it when i went a Corsair Force GT 120gb to a Samsung 840 Pro 256gb. I used the Samsung software, but there was no problems at all and i did not have to reinstall everything.
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    All SSDs worth getting come with decent cloning software it seems.
    My only bugbear with the migration software on the 840 Pro is that it doesnt let you choose the size of the new OS partition.
    Even using Acronis Backup, its a major pita when restoring a drive image to a new drive, but I had to use this in the end.
    Why dont they just give you the option to change partition sizes instead of defaulting to maximum space available, it doesnt take a rocket scientist to code it?

    Perhaps Corsairs software does?
     

  5. kens30

    kens30 Maha Guru

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    It was about time for Corsair to release a Drive Cloning Kit and SSD Software Utility,they should have done this a long time ago,I am not sure about which ssd's come bundled with this kind of software except Samsung's ssd's although i am not interested in the cloning part of the software,the main feature i like is being able to monitor the total host reads and writes and most af all being able to run to trim the disk on demand.

    I totally agree with this for some of us who just have windows installed and a couple of apps on their ssd and don't mind re-installing everything from scratch,The whole fresh install process for me doesn't exceed 30 min including drivers and windows updates and some tweaking.The actual windows install is less than ten minutes from when installing from usb.
     
  6. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    The brand new OCz Vector comes with Acronis Trueimage HD.
    But would you believe, it isnt compatible with Windows 8 lol.
    Not only that, it isnt the full package, but a cut down version that doesnt even let you apply a password to your backups!
    I was most annoyed with this, so I installed my old version again.
    Then the Vector died after 2 months anyway, so I bought a Samsung 840 Pro which is surprisingly noticeably quicker.

    OCz need to get their act together.
     
  7. kens30

    kens30 Maha Guru

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    Wow that is bad on Ocz side releasing a brand new ssd with a cut down version of Acronis Trueimage HD and is not compatible with Win8?I fully understand you being annoyed by this and many others who bought the OCz Vector, and as for your ssd dying after 2 months only? Well i know Ocz ssd's have not got a good history for reliability and have read a lot of cases of their ssd's failing.You made the best choice buying a Samsung ssd from what i have read they are made in house by Samsung and are one of the most reliable drives out there.. My next ssd is definitely going to be a Samsung drive
     
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    A recommendation from my side

    Let me tell you this is THE BEST software which I have used till now. I'm in love with this software, the ease of use, multi threaded file transfer, long path name support, real time file sync, email notification when the transfer is done are the features which I didn't found anywhere else in one single application!
     
  9. Mufflore

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    Odd.
    You created an account to tell us about 4 year old software.
     

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