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idata
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GPT Drives

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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?

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

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

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idata
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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:// 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.

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idata
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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.

idata
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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.

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