The Intel® Data Migration Software will not work for this purpose. It is important that uEFI drivers and BIOS settings be used with NVMe devices. Existing OS installs are unlikely to have these settings. A fresh install is recommended. Please check this link: Intel® SSD 750 Series — Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
i saw that, but as it says "a fresh install is recommended", but i don't see that it is necessary.
couldn't i just migrate to the 750 and then install the drivers and change bios settings before taking out my old 730 ssd?
also it states while installing the operating system, the drive format is expected to be GPT, is there a benefit for the 750 SSD to GPT over MBR aside from the MBR 2 TB limitation?
also, while looking to pre-order a 750 SSD, they all seem to be listed as 2.5 inch form factor in the listing descriptions, how do i know which ones are the PCI HHHL add in cards and which are the 2.5" standard such as the 730 SSD? would like to know the different model # for each.
thanks for your time!
The problem is that your current OS was installed with the SATA driver as the boot driver. If you migrate to the 750 the OS will no longer boot so you can't install the NVMe driver. It's kind of a chicken and egg problem.
GPT is required for booting when the BIOS is set to UEFI so you will want to use GPT.
I'm a bit surprised by your comments about the sales listings. Ads for the add-in card models should not mention 2.5". Can you post some links that show the add-in card models as 2.5"?
pretty much all the intel 750s are listed as 2.5" on amazon except this one which is listed as AIC and 2.5"
and the only one that isn't listed as 2.5" is instead listed at full height rather than HHHL
and all of newegg's listings show 2.5" despite having a picture of the AIC
Thanks for the links. We will see if we can get these corrected.
In the meantime, the key to ordering the HHHL (add-in card) is in understanding our model numbers. All the add-in card models of the 750 SSD will start with SSDPEDxxxxxxxx. The 2.5 inch models will start with SSDPE2xxxxxxxx.
now i am seeing two different model numbers with the same HHHL factor listed as:
are there any differences between these?
The drives are the same. The difference is that the one ending in R5 contains 5 units and the one ending on 01 contains only 1.
Let us know if you need anything else.
That cant be the difference, its just a $5 difference in price.
I've been searching for days on what the difference actually is and I still haven't found it either.
Both the card and 2.5 drives have these 401 and 4r5 models with the $5 price difference, it doesn't make any sense.
and MBR does work with the 750 SSD as a boot drive because that is what i have mine at right now
Please know that the 5-unit pack is for when the reseller buys from Intel. It is important that you know that the reseller may choose the way it will be sold. And that is usually by unit.
OK so Newegg buys them from Intel as single units or in 5-packs with the different model names but resells them individually either way.
It doesnt make sense that they would charge $5 more for the ones they are buying in fives,
but thank you for very much for clarifying that they are in fact identical units!
I was able to migrate my windows 8.1 from 4 x ssd raid0 drive to Intel 750 SSD AIC without any problem by using free AOMEI Backupper. New disk performance is great.
I can confirm I was able to migrate from my previous AHCI/SATA SSD to the Intel 750 using the free (standard) version of AOMEI Backupper as slava_pol mentions above.
Prior to performing the cloning, I booted into Windows 10 (x64) and added the Intel NVMe driver.
The software required a social media post advertising the product (I used Twitter) to unlock the Clone functionality. Motherboard used was "ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming".
Side note - I did not notice an increased boot delay when using the 750 as the boot device with this motherboard. System boots just as fast (or faster) than my previous SATA SSD.
More confirmation that AOMEI Backupper works for this.
I too had to make a twitter post about the software to unlock the clone functionality. I installed the driver first, cloned the OS, removed the old drive with the OS on, rebooted.. worked first time. Random read is 2300 MB/s!