Samsung Data Migration Problem


Dec 6, 2017
So I can't see that anyone else has this problem. I bought a 250gb samsung 860 evo today and I'm trying to clone windows 10 to it. When I get into the data migration software my source disk is my hdd and my target disk is my SSD, as it should be. The problem is, I cannot continue because it says my SSD is 100% full. I have absolutely nothing on my SSD either and I cant find it anywhere how to fix this. Any help appreciated


Aug 30, 2014
I believe the Samsung data migration tool can only migrate Samsung to Samsung. It won't even do Samsung OEM drives.. For example, a SM951 to 860 EVO would not work with this program.

Also, how much data is on the HDD drive? More than 250GB total? Data Migration is just a dumb clone program. It will clone everything, if the source disk has more data than can fit on the destination disk it will tell you the destination is full.

I've even had a situation recently where a 960 EVO 500GB to 960 EVO 1TB cloned OK and refused to boot - It didn't copy across the UEFI Boot information.

Try something like Macrium Reflect Free. Image the HDD - including any system, recovery or reserved partitions if they exist, then restore same to the SSD. The only problem with this is that where you create the image of the source disk must be on a third disk - You can't store the image on the disk your are backing up, and you obviously can't save it to the SSD as you want to overwrite that disk. So you would need an external or additional HDD drive.

I believe Macrium Reflect can also CLONE drives without the need for additional drives - But I can't remember if that feature is in the free version. If not, there are other cloning package around. A quick Google search will get you plenty of options.



Please post a screencap of where this error occurs.

Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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)
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
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 as necessary.
Delete the 450MB Recovery Partition, here:

Ask questions if anything is unclear.



Yes, the free version can do a direct clone.