2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2013 7:54 AM by Wepe

    GPT Drives

    Richard Yerian

      I tried to clone my SSD using Intel's software, but it says that it does not work with GPT drives.  Why not, GPT drives are the latest technology.  I am using Windows 8 and there is no mention of Windows 8 on their tech support website.  I am surprised that a company like Intel is not up with the latest technology.  How do I clone my SSD from a GPT drive?

        • 1. Re: GPT Drives
          Boyet


          You might be able to do the cloning by using a third party data migration softwrae that supports GPT drives.

          • 2. Re: GPT Drives
            Paul

            I just had this same issue trying to clone the HD in my new ASUS Q200e. This was my first encounter with a EFI Bios and GPT partitioning. I ended up using a freeware program called HDcloning which has full support for GPT partioning.

            http://www.miray.de/products/sat.hdclone.html#freehttp://

             

            Note: I kept the GPT partition sizes the same instead of resizing on the new SSD drive.

             

            I tried about 5 different cloning programs but none had the GPT support. I was getting very fustrated

            until researching the EFI/GPT issue.

             

            Message was edited by: Paul

            • 3. Re: GPT Drives
              Boyet

              If your hdd is either a Seagate or Western Digital, you can download the latest version of their migration softwrae which supports gpt and uefi. If not there are generic ones available with the required support.

              • 4. Re: GPT Drives
                Wepe

                I can recommend using the Farstone software "Total Backup Recovery 9 Workstation" which can be downloaded from Download.com. The Tool is easy to use and did the job for me without any problems.