[SOLVED] Problems with Macrium Reflect.

loganwiniecke28

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I just purchased a new Samsung QVO 1tb SSD to replace my 1tb WD HDD, but it seems that Macrium Reflect is having trouble cloning the HDD over to my SSD. Every time I attempt to clone it gives me this message "(D:) has a NTFS MFT record size smaller than the disk sector size." Just one more thing to note, the SSD is slightly smaller than the HDD (931 to 1024) however the information being cloned is only 74gb. I'd really appreciate any help on this matter, Thank you.
 

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For secondary drives...your HDD and the new Samsung...you do not have to clone at all.
A simple copy/paste does the trick Yes, really.

Once done, swap the drive letters around in Disk Management, and the OS will never know the difference except for the new uber speed of the Samsung.

Connect this new Samsung, and copy paste all from the HDD to the Samsung.
 

loganwiniecke28

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I read the article you linked, and I believe that the two drives may be incompatible with one another, seeing how the HDD is 4096 and the SSD is 512 which according to Macrium is not supported. If this is the case, what should I do? Is there any way to clone the drive to the SSD? Keep in mind that both of the drives are connected with a SATA port on my motherboard.
 

loganwiniecke28

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I have an M.2 drive that I could make space on, but seeing how it has the same 512 that the new SSD is I do not think it will work, unfortunately. Thank you for your help thus far.
 

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And also, you'll need a USB flash drive of at least 4GB.

What we're planning to do is create an Image of the current C drive, then boot from the flash drive, and apply that Image to the new drive.
This (I think) will get around the sector size issue.

But get all the parts in place before we go into specific steps.
 

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Okay.

M.2 drive 250gb (Bytes sector 512) - This drive is connected to my motherboard and holds my OS (Windows 10) and a couple of games. This drive, I would prefer to be untouched, seeing how no information needs to be transferred to or from it.

WD HDD 1tb (Bytes Sector 4096)- This is my media drive, it holds any miscellaneous files I have. I want to transfer its data to my new 1tb SSD so I can remove it entirely.

SSD 1tb (Bytes Sector 512)- This drive is new, and has nothing on it. I planned on transferring the data from my HDD to this one so it can take over as my Media drive.

My goal: to have transferred the information from my HDD over to my new 1tb SSD so that I can remove the old HDD from the system entirely.
 

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For secondary drives...your HDD and the new Samsung...you do not have to clone at all.
A simple copy/paste does the trick Yes, really.

Once done, swap the drive letters around in Disk Management, and the OS will never know the difference except for the new uber speed of the Samsung.

Connect this new Samsung, and copy paste all from the HDD to the Samsung.
 

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