PARAGON MIGRATE OS TO SSD IN ACTION
Our migration today will use as the source disk a Samsung 830-series 128GB SSD. It has been recently backed up to an identical Samsung 830-series 128GB SSD. We have uninstalled Samsung’s migration software and the Samsung Magician software. The source drive is ready for migration.
Our destination drive is a Corsair Force LS Series 240GB SSD, which we recently reviewed here. Above we see Disk Management’s diagram of the drive partitions. In the top row, we see the primary partition of a little over 107GB (the 11.9GB partition to the right is for overprovisioning), and the small “system reserved” partition.
The second row shows a single partition of 223.57GB. Corsair uses a default amount of 7% of available drive capacity for overprovisioning. Subtracting the 16.4GB / 7% from the 240GB raw capacity leaves us with the 223.57GB of usable storage.
INSTALLING THE PARAGON MIGRATE OS TO SSD SOFTWARE
The Paragon “Migrate OS to SSD” version 4.0 software is downloaded from Paragon Software here. When you purchase the product, you will receive by e-mail your product key and serial number. When you download the software, choose the “run” option. The first screen you will see will be the product key and serial number entry screen.
Enter the Product Key (which can be copied and pasted), then enter the serial number in the four lower blocks and click “OK”.
After your product key and serial number are authenticated, you will see the above screen, which states “To continue, click “Next””.
This brings us to the inevitable end-user license agreement screen. Click the upper button to accept the license terms, and then “Next” to continue.
Next we receive a “Customer Information” screen. Entering any info into the “User Name” and “Organization” fields is entirely optional, but we need to pay attention to the two buttons toward the bottom of this screen. If there is more than one user account on the computer you are installing this software on, you will likely want to select the second “Only for me” option. Access to this software by inexperienced users is NOT recommended. Click on the lower button “Only for me”, then click “Next” to continue.
The next screen shows the destination folder that the install wizard will install the software to. The default location is fine; click “Next” to continue.
Now we see the “Ready to install the Program” screen. This is your last chance to go back and make any changes, or to bail on the install! Click “Install” to proceed.
“The InstallShield Wizard has successfully installed Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0. Click “Finish” to exit the wizard.” Now that we have our migration software installed, let’s get right to the actual migration!