Cloning Drive

Forum discussion tagged with Cloning Drive.
  1. O

    Question Can’t get new ssd drive to show proper storage size

    Trying to upgrade 250 ssd drive which is C drive on laptop to 1 T ssd drive. Using Macrium I was able to clone disk. the laptop boots and everything seems to work fine. when I check the hard drive it is listing it with same storage as old drive, I’m guessing because I cloned it? What is the...
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    Question Cloning HDD to SSD with recovery disk as well

    I would like to clone my thinkpad's failing HDD to SSD entirely even with partition that has the "Lenovo_Recovery" that way I can always format my computer without needing to insert disk. Is this possible? If so, will SSD also get partitioned to include "Lenovo_Recovery"? If not, is it possible...
  3. UnexperiencedDabbler

    Question Will Cloning My Macbook Pro Drive/OS/Entire System From SSD to HDD Cause Data Loss?

    Hello everyone, this is my first time using tomshardware.com for anything other than looking at news or reviews for consumer products etc. so please go easy on me and if I am doing/formatting/asking anything in the wrong way or forum please let me know! I currently own a Macbook Pro early 2015...
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    [SOLVED] Transferring Windows from Hard Drive to SSD

    Hi, I just got an SSD for my computer and currently Windows 10 is on my hard drive. I would like to transfer Windows 10 to my new SSD but keep the other files on my hard drive. Is there a way to put Windows on an SSD while keeping your other files on the hard drive? What is the best...
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    Question How to clone specific programs from old HDD to new SSD

    I have a 7 year old 1TB HDD that is probably on its way out. (Running slow) I have a new 500gb SSD arriving today. I already recently upgraded from windows 7 to 10 on the old HDD. Apparently there is free software by EaseUS that should allow me to clone across windows 10. But it costs money...
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    [SOLVED] Cloning only OS from HDD to SSD

    So I recently bought a 250GB 860 evo m.2 ssd, and I want to move ONLY the windows from the hdd to the ssd. But since it is impossible to pick which file to clone, so I was thinking to clone the local disk c to the ssd using the samsung data migration, then switch the boot order to ssd, and...
  7. PrimalReign

    [SOLVED] Clone whole and entire drive to another

    Hi, I know that there are quite similar questions to mine on here but I just had to make sure that it works for my specific lineup so please excuse me on that. So I recently got a whole new computer and the only thing that I kept was my GPU. I'm facing the problem that I want to clone my whole...
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    [SOLVED] [SOLVED] Cloning ssd without cloning windows

    So I used a software to clone my ssd as I wanted to upgrade it to one with larger storage. It copied all my stuff, and when I put the new ssd, I got the "winload.efi missing" error. So I got my win 10 media usb to fix it with cmd but all the commands I tried would not fix it. I then did the...
  9. DeadAlpaca

    [SOLVED] I installed an SSD on my laptop and cloned my HDD to it. Now what?

    I have a Lenovo Ideapad 330 15ICH laptop and I recently installed a Gigabyte A2000 M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 500 GB SSD onto it with the intention of cloning my hard drive to it and using it as my primary storage option (i.e. as my C drive). I wanted to do that to improve the load times of my...
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    [SOLVED] Not enough unallocated space on the target disk.

    I just got a new SSD and am wanting to boot my OS off of it. I downloaded EaseUS Todo Backup but when I try to do a system clone I get a message reading, "Not enough unallocated space on the target disk. To make sure the boot ability of target disk, please delete partitions on there first." My...
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    [SOLVED] Clone HDD or Replace HDD, what do I need to or know, if I do one or the other?

    Hi so as you can see in the title, I'm considering on either cloning my old HDD or replacing it with a new one, the reason for this is because it is now showing "reallocated sectors", from what I've read "reallocated sectors" are bad but it is OK as long as it doesn't increase, well in my case...
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    [SOLVED] upgrading builtin 512gb M2 nvme to intel 2tb m2 nvme ssd in asus g531gt laptop ,need help

    hi everyone, i bought a new asus rog strix g g531gt laptop both for gaming and office purposes. but by just installing 3 or 4 games the free space is now low. laptop has a builtin 512gb m2 nvme. i want to upgrade to a 2tb ssd. There is a additional sata ssd slot which i thought of purchasing...
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    Question Will i loose anything if i clone my SSD?

    I am using 120 GB SSD as a primary storage and have installed Windows there. I am planning to upgrade it to 500 GB SSD as the space in 120 GB SSD is not sufficient enough. I have installed many Apps and few games on my primary drive. If i clone the data of 120 GB SSD to 500 GB SSD, Will i...
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    Question Cloning software for MacOS X and Windows XP?

    i want to clone my mac osx and windows xp computers what's the easiest cloning software to use and if possible that won't take 3+ hours to go through the process. i plan on taking the cloned operating systems and putting them into virtual box
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    Question How to clone certain applications AND windows from HDD to SSD

    I have a 1TB HDD with EVERYTHING on it, games, images, apps, ect. I want to move Windows 10 and only certain games on to my new 240gb ssd. I want to keep everything else on the HDD but only those certain games and windows onto the new SSD without losing anything. How would i do this.
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    Question Issue with HDD to NVMe cloning

    Hi, I recently buy a 1Tb M.2 from XPG : https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07K1J3C23/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 So I downloaded Macrium Reflect to clone my current RAID 0 HDDs to my freshly mount SSD, but got a issue telling me that : The target disk has a incompatible...
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    Question Safe to keep original hdd inside after cloning it to ssd ?

    Just finished installing a new ssd inside my pc and cloning my old hdd with OS and all my files to the ssd ( currently getting prompt to shutdown PC from samsung data migration software) I'd like to know if it's safe to keep both my hdd and ssd inside my PC since they're clones and both...
  18. TMDrop

    Question Boot times still slow with newly installed SSD

    Hello everyone, I have a laptop (Acer Aspire F5-573T running Windows 10) and I elected to swap out the hdd with an ssd to speed things up a bit. I followed some videos and ended up cloning the drive to the ssd using a Sata to usb 3.0 cable and Mini Partition tool software. However, after...
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    Question Can I clone my laptops SSD's OS to my Desktops hard drive, then install a new SSD to my desktop and clone the laptops os to the new SSD

    I'm planning on buying a new SSD for my Razer laptop since 256 GB turns out to be too little and I want to get a 1 tb SSD. Only problem with that is A) I don't want to buy a new windows product key and B) Reinstall all the drivers and Razer applications So I'm wondering if it is possible to...
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    Question New SSD - How do I migrate data?

    Hello, I recently bought a Samsung 860 evo 1 tb ssd. Would I be able to transfer specific files on my hard drive to my SSD? (including windows, a few games, steam). Is there a software to help me with this, or will I have to do it manually? I currently have a 1tb HDD with 200 gigs left, and I...