Question Help with cloning using Macrium Reflect 7

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3470
I cloned the LITEON 128Gb M.2 SATA SSD Drve (C:) using Macrium Reflect 7 Free Home.
The first time it seemed like it didn't work. Then I discovered I cloned it to the 1 Tb HDD Drive (D:)
I then cloned it to the
Dell 512 GB Solid State Drive - M.2 2280 Internal - SATA via caddy.
I then shut down, swapped out the new drive and booted back up.

The new SSD has the clone and 357.10 Gb unused, unrecognized.
Drive D has the clone that I don't need. Help!
 

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So it is working?
Just that you also have the "clone" on the HDD as well?

Please show us a screencap of your current Disk Management window.


(this is why my cloning steps specifically state to disconnect ALL drives except those that are involved....Source and Target)
 
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So it is working?
Just that you also have the "clone" on the HDD as well?

Please show us a screencap of your current Disk Management window.


(this is why my cloning steps specifically state to disconnect ALL drives except those that are involved....Source and Target)
The PC is working but I don't know how to access the additional space on the new SSD nor how to get rid of the unnecessary part of drive D. I knew you would want a pic but I can't post one here for some reason, keep getting an error. I uploaded it to Google Photos so I could have a URL but it wouldn't work.
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNNem1EcrtG3q9gIJWR4kVhiShbdmGXV46Wtk_9
 

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So Disk 1 is the current OS drive?
You've verified that the system boots up from ONLY this drive?
Looks like it should, but that is what verification is for.


2 options:
1. Disk Management
Counting from the left on Diks 1....delete the partitions 3, 4, 5, 6. Leaving the leftmost 2, and an Unallocated space to the right. Then, you should be able to Extend to the tight.

2. Use some 3rd party tool to manage this.



This could have been avoided in the initial clone process. Macrium gives you the functionality to manage the size of the partitions on the Target drive.
 
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So Disk 1 is the current OS drive?
You've verified that the system boots up from ONLY this drive?
Looks like it should, but that is what verification is for.


2 options:
1. Disk Management
Counting from the left on Diks 1....delete the partitions 3, 4, 5, 6. Leaving the leftmost 2, and an Unallocated space to the right. Then, you should be able to Extend to the tight.

2. Use some 3rd party tool to manage this.



This could have been avoided in the initial clone process. Macrium gives you the functionality to manage the size of the partitions on the Target drive.
Thanks. Yeah, hindsight that I should have drilled down and read more. The devil is in the details for sure. Appreciate you. (y)(y)(y)(y)
 

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For future reference regarding cloning...
There is text in the middle that speaks to this particular situation.

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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
If you are cloning from a SATA drive to PCIe/NVMe, install the relevant driver for this new NVMe/PCIe drive.
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive

If you are going from a smaller drive to a larger, by default, the target partition size will be the same as the Source. You probably don't want that
You can manipulate the size of the partitions on the target (larger)drive
Click on "Cloned Partition Properties", and you can specifiy the resulting partition size, to even include the whole thing

Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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