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Upgrade mirrored Solid State Drives


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bradyg23

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I have a system with mirrored 60GB Solid State Drives as the C drive and I am quickly running out of space. I am purchasing 2 new 256GB hard drives. Here is what I would like to do. Please point out any flaws in my logic:

Clone one of the 60GB to the 256GB, and then expand the partition so that I have 190ish GB free.
Add the recently cloned and a blank 256GB drive back to the system and recreate the mirror.

Any flaws? Many thanks!
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Sorry to bump, but it has been about 2 weeks, so I wanted to see if anyone had a thought on this. Plan to do the work tomorrow morning.
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No reply, so I learned with trial by fire: What I was trying to do is not possible, or as far as I can tell isn't.

I successfully cloned one hard drive to the other, but in the first step of creating a mirror all your data is blown away. If I clone the original drive after creating the mirror then I lose the mirror.

Ultimately I think we are going to set up a weekly image of one 256GB SSD drive to the other. That way we have an image always accessible if the original fails. I was hoping to use software RAID, but it isn't available in Home Premium.

I just wanted to share this in case someone else comes across the post in the future. I hope it saves you some headaches!
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