Question: Cloning BootCamp to new SSD
Classic Mac Pro (5,1) owner here (happy with my 12-cores, 48GBs, and GTX970. Whee!)
I believe I know the answer, but was hoping for confirmation from a voice or two...
In the box, I have multiple physical drives installed. My primary OSX drive is a 500GB SSD. I also have several 500GB spinning drives (7200 RPM, SATA) installed in the box.
I installed Windows using BootCamp onto one of the 7200RPM SATA drives, with some trial and error, but with ultimate success. Now, I'd like to CLONE that entire drive to a new SSD, in order to speed up the Windows OS.
I was planning to do this through Disk Utility in OSX. My question is: Will this break BootCamp? Or will the machine just simply 'see' the new physical drive as a bootable partition?
Should I use DD in a terminal window instead? Should I use DU from an OSX boot disk? What's the best option for success?
Thanks in advance...
Doug, Western Mass.
Mac Pro, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)