Forum discussion tagged with Cloning.
  1. J

    Question Cloning a 2 TB HD to 3 TB, or larger.

    At present I have a 2 TB HD running windows 7 that is low on disk space, I want to clone to a 3 TB HD so I can upgrade to windows 10 or 11. Straight cloning only resulted with an HD that was still low on disk space and a whole 1 TB of unallocated space that EaseUS could not extend to. Of course...
  2. PureCarbine

    Question My EFI & Recovery is on a different drive from windows install and i cant boot from new drive

    Hi, I've got a new drive, I can either clone the drive that contains the efi system boot and recovery or i can clone the drive with the operating system, at the moment i have the windows installation cloned. When i remove the old drive that had windows and boot from the efi on the other drive...
  3. A

    Question Help with migrating to a new PC build

    I am in the process of moving to a new PC build and I've got +300 games and +200 programs installed across three drives. Everything that doesn't need to be installed is already backed up. I'll have a brand new m.2 drive to install new Windows on, but I can't possibly reinstall all the programs...
  4. Budgeteer_262

    Question Does anyone know how to make a bootable BigSur clone (not image disk) directly onto a remote windows 11 based volume?

    Hi All, I've got a BigSur laptop (single drive) and a headless windows 11 machine that has two physical drives. One has the windows 11 OS and the other is empty. I also have a third machine without any bootable storage. All three machines are on the same LAN. My objective is to make a...
  5. HR_Luka

    [SOLVED] Cloning freshly installed Windows 11 image for future back up

    Hi, I am in the process of buying new laptop. I will install Windows 11 on it and then all of the programs I need. I was thinking about cloning image (SSD state) afterwards. That would allow me to save time when i need to crash my system again. I have a few questions. 1) Can I clone SSD image...
  6. B

    [SOLVED] SSD clone problem

    Hi Hoping someone has the time to help, if so I would really appreciate it I wanted to switch/upgrade my SSD's in my gaming computer I built a few years ago. I have a Gigabyte X570 elite wifi board and it had 2 m.2 ssd slots. When I built the computer I put 1x500gb and 1x1tb ssd into the...
  7. aidfarrell70

    [SOLVED] I Need Helping Cloning Windows From Old To New SSD

    I bought a new Samsung 980 1TB SSD and I've installed it. I tried cloning windows from my old KINGSTON 110GB SSD (using Macrium Reflect) to my new one. However, when I did so I realized that neither the old nor new SSD would boot up windows without the ERROR 0XC0000F message. And the only way I...
  8. Shaff Zakko

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 not updating after cloning from HDD to SSD

    Hello. A few months ago I got really frustrated by my dead slow laptop, which I use for all my school work and decided to upgrade to an M2. SSD as I knew the source of the problem was my HDD. Both Drives are 1 TB so I decided to go with cloning as it's the quickest solution because I needed to...
  9. Tommy Sawyer

    Question Looking to replace SSHD with SSD

    I currently have a 1 TB SATA Solid State Hybrid Drive with 8 GB flash acceleration cache in my HP Sprout 23-s020 computer. I was thinking of getting a Western Digital 2TB WD Blue 3D NAND Internal PC SSD 2.5". Would I need the SATA to USB Cable - USB 3.0 to 2.5” SATA III Hard Drive Adapter for...
  10. N

    [SOLVED] Cloning multiple slaves from master at once.

    Hi! I make alot of copies of my master slave. I use clonezilla, plug my master to a usb3.0 with an adapter, and connect a slave disk to a usb3.0 with a adapter, and clonezilla in the last usb port. This takes alot of time and it not efficient enough. I clone device to device. I make make 3-4...
  11. U

    [SOLVED] Colning SSD

    Can anyone tell me if cloning a Samsung Consumer SSD(Win 7 O/S + Data) to a Samsung Enterprise SSD will cause any unforseen issues or will it even work. The Consumer SSD is 120 GB's and the Enterprise is 480 GB's..
  12. Chris David

    [SOLVED] Cloning a SSD to another SSD, new to this, would appreciate help.

    Title. I got a new 500 Gig SSD (870 EVO) and I am here to ask help on how to transfer my existing OS + Files from my current 250 GB SSD (850 EVO) both are SATA. I don't want to spend a lot of time re-installing drivers etc so I just want to copy my files and Windows as it is to my new SSD
  13. ijskar135

    [SOLVED] Can't boot PC after cloning HDD to SSD

    Hi, Yesterday I cloned the full contents of my HDD (including a Windows and a Ubuntu partition) to my new SSD (Samsung 860 EVO). I can now successfully boot into Ubuntu from the SSD, but when trying to boot into Windows (when my HDD is not connected anymore), I get a blue screen displaying...
  14. M

    [SOLVED] Help with cloning using Macrium Reflect 7

    Using Macrium's program and I'm stuck. I have two identical hard drives and want to clone disk 1 (source) to disk 2 (target) but don't know if I have to enlarge or reduce any partitions. Can anyone help here?
  15. Jojonut

    Question Acer Laptop Won't Boot From Any Drive But The Original

    After months and months of frustration, I've finally decided to turn to this forum so that I can get some help. I have an Acer E5-575-33BM running Windows 10 on a 1TB hard drive, my problem is that I've trying to migrate my system on to my new 250GB SSD with no luck. I've tried cloning (and...
  16. A

    Question SSD doesn't show up in BIOS

    Bought a new m.2 NVME SSD, successfully cloned my hard drive into the new SSD using Macrium Reflect software. But it doesn't show up in the BIOS settings. I can still see and access the SSD in file explorer, device manager. But when I went to change the boot order in the BIOS, I couldn't see...
  17. M_Sklumpett336

    [SOLVED] Cloning advice needed

    I ordered an M.2 SSD (1TB). Current windows installation is on a 2TB HDD, but only takes up ~540GB. Can I clone OS to the SSD, and will it destroy files? Will Cloning destroy my personal files (pictures, videos, etc.) and can I clone the OS from the 2TB HDD to the 1TB SSD since the original...
  18. khodex1997

    [SOLVED] Best way to Clone/Migrate OS Drive?

    I have Paragon Hard Disk Manager but I've never used it. I have a sata SSD that is my current boot drive. I just installed a WD blue M.2 Drive and want to migrate/clone the OS drive to it but Ive never used Paragon for that. In the past I just used a physical cloning dock. How do I go about...
  19. cliffflip

    [SOLVED] Upgrading to Samsung 970 Evo Plus, Logical Sector Size?

    Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my current SSD (Samsung 850 Evo) for Windows installation to Evo 970 Plus. I usually use Acronis True Image to do the job, but when I read the guide I noticed this prerequisite: "Source and target disks must have equal logical sector size. Cloning to a disk with a...
  20. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Simplify Process of Creating Golden System Image

    Hello everyone! Recently, I've been looking for some type of software that allows me to create a customized version of a Linux distro along with my settings and tweaks made to it. In my case for multiple computers, what I've been currently doing has been a two-step process: #1 - I deploy a...
  21. I

    Question Random CHKDSK taking a really long time

    I turned my PC on yesterday and left the room, when I came back it prompted me to hit a key to cancel Chkdsk, I was too late and it already started doing it's thing. It has been about 14 hours now and it is only at 18% progress with an ETA of 65 hours and increasing. I haven't really had...
  22. C

    [SOLVED] Got a SSD wondering If I can use my HDD

    So I just bought an SSD for my pc and I have a terabyte HDD that my pc has been using for a couple of years now. I want to reinstall windows on my SSD along with some other programs but I don't have the parts to clone over my harddrive right now. So I was wondering if I install windows on my SSD...
  23. L

    [SOLVED] How to clone only C drive to SSD?

    Hi! I got a Crucial bx500 240 GB ssd recently and I am having some trouble in figuring out how to clone my c drive from my HDD which is 1 TB in total to the ssd. The C drive is around 200 GB and I have got 3 more partitions other than that. All of my programs, except few games are in the c...
  24. B

    [SOLVED] Samsung 860 Evo Data Migration Issue

    Hey All, Basically I noticed my boot time had started increasing as well as one of the drives starting to become tempermental so I decided to do a rehaul of my PC. I started off by getting a Samsung 860 EVO 500GB which I wanted to clone my Windows 10 OS onto as I had heard about the ultra fast...
  25. E

    [SOLVED] SSD Cloning concern/question

    I have a 1TB SSD, Samsung Evo 860 if it matters. My OS, Win 10 Education with WSL (Windows Subsystem in Linux(2.0 I think) and my steam library are currently installed to this drive. I'm awaiting a new 500GB Samsung Evo 860 SSD to use as my boot drive and a new WD Blue SSD. I'm wanting to...
  26. ntamas92

    [SOLVED] <HELP > Unable to reformat old HDD after cloning to m.2 SSD

    so i recently got a brand new samsung m.2 970 evo plus SSD to replace my old 7200 rpm Hdd. i sucessfully installed it into my motherboard and used Samsungs data migration to clone my hdd onto the new ssd. now here comes the problem, if i boot up the system, the bios automatically reverts to old...
  27. System32_76

    [SOLVED] How To Create Golden System Image Correctly on Linux?

    Hello everyone! I'm creating a Linux Mint golden system image with my apps and settings already configured for deployment to multiple computers. I'll be using the Clonezilla software to do this, unless there is software out there that is more effective and practical for this purpose. Are there...
  28. G

    [SOLVED] Old HDD not showing up after cloning it to new SSD using optical drive bay.

    I installed SSD into my friends laptop(Lenovo Ideapad 15-ibd), but I put it into optical drive bay, then cloned the contents of HDD onto the SSD, after that switched them. (It only has one slot for storage device, expect drive bay.) The laptop uses Windows 7 proffesional. The OS from SSD boots...
  29. DragonGunner

    [SOLVED] Disk Cloning and Spanning

    Hi all! I'm planning a complicated bit of computer surgery. I have (among other things) two 2TB SSDs, one as my boot drive and one one for games. The gaming SSD is nearly full, so the idea is to clone the relatively small Windows installation and accessories (all data on that drive, in all...
  30. F

    [SOLVED] About cloning my hdd to m.2 ssd

    So, I have the following setup on my PC: a 240gb kingston ssd (which has Win 10 installed and is SATA) and a 1tb hdd for general storage. I'm about to buy a m.2 1tb ssd, which I intend to use as a replacement for the HDD (due to a few reasons, I don't want to keep the HDD). So, I found out...
  31. M

    [SOLVED] Storage upgrade cloning

    So I just bought a 2TB SSD and want to transfer the data from my current drives which are a 144GB SSD (OS boot drive) and a 1 TB HDD (storage drive). I would like to combine these two drives into one and save the 144GB SSD as a back up drive and have the new 2TB drive as the boot drive and storage.
  32. P

    [SOLVED] When using a USB to SATA hard drive says that there is no Disk inserted.

    So when I try and use a adapter to clone my hard drive over it says that there is no disk installed. I know that this is incorrect because I replaced my existing hard drive with the new one and it works fine and dandy. I am using the star tech adapter.
  33. O

    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...
  34. S

    [SOLVED] Cloning Non-OS HDD Without Losing Programs?

    If I clone an HDD that doesn't contain my OS, but contains other programs, to another HDD, will I be able to use said programs without having to reinstall them again? Does the cloning process preserve file associations and program settings? Or will I just have to reinstall all the programs I had...
  35. P

    Question When cloning from a HDD to SSD sector sizes differences help?

    Got a new SSD Samsung V-NAND 860 PRO 1TB when formatted and unformatted is incompatable due to the sector size, this has been on multiple different services e.g. Macrium Reflect and MiniTool. I really don't want to pay for other services. Anyone know how to fix this just ask for more specific...
  36. N

    Question Booting from USB drive without BIOS access

    Hi I use an Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-50UW running Windows 10. I have forgotten the password to my BIOS (which I don't even recollect setting in the first place). I have bought an M.2 SSD into which I would like to migrate the OS using Clonezilla. However, that requires BIOS access (I know that the...
  37. mrhippo900

    [SOLVED] Cloning games from HDD to Sata SSD.

    Im getting a 1tb sata ssd soon. I'm gonna use it for mostly for storing games and mods for them. Is it safe to clone the HDD i have my games on currently to the SSD without problems? A few of the games are heavily modded. Was also curious since cloning works by copying the exact sectors of the...
  38. DCNOS18

    [SOLVED] PC wont let me boot to new SSD after cloning

    Hello all, haven't posted in a while since usually am able to figure these types of things on my own, yet this has me stumped. So, I recently cloned my 500 gb 960 evo to a 1TB 970 EVO using a pcie NVME adapter, and got the new one working fine. However, I want to try to format the old one so i...
  39. L

    [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...
  40. E

    [SOLVED] Help Installing SSD/Cloning SSD

    View: View: View: View: So I am looking into upgrading to an ssd. Did some research and had a few questions. Is that slot in the picture a pcie slot? How can I...