I would like to us EaseUS to clone a disk - I am replacing my Samsung SATA drive (which is logging spin retries) with a Samsung SSD if that makes any difference, although I don't assume so. It looks like all editions of Partition Master will do this (unless you tell me otherwise) although previously I have used it only for partition management.
I will attach the new SSD externally using a SATA/USB adapter cable which comes with the SSD.
I do have Norton Ghost 15, and an old version of True Image - but I want to retain both my System and Recovery partitions, in addition to the others, and it appears that PM will do this where they do not appear to do.
I have read through the instructions and the articles and have some questions :
1) It seems that EaseUS will assign new drive letters to the partitions on the destination disk during the clone process - but I want to keet the C: Drive on the destination as it is my Windows 7 system partition.
I understand that Windows may require a different drive letter to be used during the copy, when both drives are connected, but is there a way to change this (or maybe Partition Master does something under the covers after the copy)?
2)Once the copy is completed, I would like to be able to test the new drive before opening the netbook and physically replacing the source disk with the destination disk- my netbook BIOS supports boot from USB.
However, it states in the clone disk instructions that the source disk should be replaced with the destination disk before rebooting, and that both drives should not be connected at the same time - then states that one should not attempt to boot from the destination disk immediately after the copy.
Is it possible to test the new disk attached via USB *before* removing the source drive, as the instructions seem to imply otherwise, and if no, can you explain exactly what is happening with the copy?