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Windows 7: Question about cloning HD ?

10 Nov 2014   #1
maryeleek

Windows 7 Pro sp1 64 bit
 
 
Question about cloning HD ?

I am going to attempt to clone my HD to a SS, both drives are 1 TB.

I have Macrium Reflect Pro and the cable I purchased came with EZ Gig software. I don't know if there is a difference between the two software packages but both claim to be able to clone a drive.

My question is: if I start the cloning process at bedtime, will it be OK if it finishes and sits for a while?

Or should I attempt it beginning early morning and hope it finishes before bed time? I've never cloned a drive and assume there will be steps to take to close the software, once the cloning is finished.

I've no idea how long it will take but suspect it will be several hours as I've got 620 gigs of data to clone and I'll be using a USB2 port.

Advice appreciated.

MEL


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10 Nov 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That's the way I clone drives. I start it before going to bed and wrap things up in the morning (or after one of my nocturnal nature breaks). Macrium Reflect can idle after finishing or even be set to sleep, hibernate, or shut down the computer once it finishes.
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10 Nov 2014   #3
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

No problem, once the cloning operation completes the software will sit waiting patiently for your next command.
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11 Nov 2014   #4
maryeleek

Windows 7 Pro sp1 64 bit
 
 

My sincere thanks for the helpful replies. These forums and those who take time to participate are absolutely the best!

MEL
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11 Nov 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

No worries; we'll just send you a bill at the end of the month.
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