Urgent help...upgraded to samsung 840 evo SSD

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  1. i5evoSwift3814

    i5evoSwift3814 Notebook Consultant

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    I cloned my current hard drive by attaching the SSD to a sata connector through usb 3 and using the samsung migration software downloaded from their website. I went through the prompts and the clone was successful and it ask me to shutdown and install the new SSD. When opening the case on my lenovo y50, I had trouble getting the cover off around the hinges, the procedure is to push up and pull up, which I did, but then I saw three little black tabs broke off. Upon booting the laptop with the SSD installed, the lenovo logo showed up and it immediately went to a blank screen. The mouse cursor shows and the HHD light is blinking, but I have absolutely no clue why there isn't anything on the screen....ADVICE NEED PLEASE.
     
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    Did you go into BIOS and set the SSD as the boot device in the boot menu?
     
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    I only have one HDD on my laptop and yes it's the boot drive. Here is a screenshot what disk management shows. Disk 1 is the Samsung SSD, and disk 0 is the OEM hard drive. I used version 3 of the Samsung migration software, the most current one. Was I suppose to assign a drive letter to the empty SSD first before using samsung's migration software?
     

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    With the SSD connected from an external enclosure to usb 3 port, I went back into computer management and made the SSD 'online'. For disk one, why is the windows 8 labeled 'H'? Will it revert back to 'C' when the SSD is the only drive installed? Why is the recovery partition 59.49 gb, where as on the OEM's recovery partition is 25 gb? Since I made the SSD 'online' will it boot up normally again? I want to make sure the SSD will be working normally when I install it again.
     

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    I used macrium reflect to re-clone my SSD, here is how it looks in disk management. The program said there wasn't enough available space when I had the recovery partition boxes selected and couldn't clone those even though there is more than 100 gb free space, I don't know why. Anyway, I found those 3 broken tabs. Near the hinges near the screen, one screw was nearly impossible to remove and I couldn't get the bottom cover off.
     

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    I advise you to only use Macrium Reflect as it allows you to manipulate the partition sizes so you won't get that out of space message

    It's a bit tricky, I will PM you so we can do it over TeamViewer together
     
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    Cloning is too complex, so I've decided to make an image of my current hard drive and use that image onto the SSD. Since my SSD has been cloned already, will restoring the image erase everything on the drive or do I have to format it first? Does the SSD have to be installed inside my laptop or can I use a hard drive external enclosure attached to SATA through USB and see if it boots normally?
     
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    Imaging and cloning are the same thing, I believe.


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    Cloning a drive you can install clone drive and run immediately, imaging a drive you have to boot up and install the image on the drive to run.
     
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    Cloning drive requires the main drive to be up and running to be cloned while imaging is done from a image file of the original drive from another source-which works best if the Original is bad or dying. I use Acronis drive to image my clean working C:\ drive to a separate SSD and then use that image back to the Main SSD. This insure the image is clean and ready to go every time-I always use the previous clean working image to re-image back which insure unlike cloning that there is no error or problems transferring to the new drive causing more problems then your trying to fix. This is why cloning is last resort but shouldn't always be used you will introduce problem as opposed to a clean previous image that was working and had no problems-all you have to do is do software updates and your reading to go. Also in Imaging all your previous data/files created will be wiped clean so one must always do backups of their data/files and then copy those back to the right software file location to use again. With cloning all is still there but if there is problems that will also be there as well. So there are pros/cons to each but for me imaging is far better and a cleaner restore then cloning-what one has to do is offload their data/files created and copy them back which also insure your backing your data/files in-case the system should go down as well but in cloning if it goes down you got no data/file backups. So there is my anaylsis of Cloning vs Imaging options....
     
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