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Windows 7: Cloning time from SSD to HDD

3 Weeks Ago   #1
FrankFitz

Windows 10
 
 
Cloning time from SSD to HDD

I am trying to clone a SSD to a HDD using a Fideco HDD dock. The SSD has approximately 900 Mb of data on a 2 Tb SSD and the new drive is a freshly formatted 2 Tb Seagate HDD.

I have followed the instructions exactly, not connected to PC, same or higher drive on both sides. However, after about 24 hours it appears stuck on 50%. I do not want to disconnect or switch off the dock even though the PC is not connected and switched off.

Can anyone advise me on this? Using a laptop just now.

Thanks in advance.


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I suggest that you use something like Macrium Reflect Free to do a standard image backup of the SSD (you will plug the SSD into the computer in order to do the backup). Then restore that backup to the HDD (you will plug it into the computer to do the restore).

You will have good success by using a standard backup program like Macrium Reflect Free rather than an apparently proprietary program like Fideco's software.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
FrankFitz

Windows 10
 
 

Thank you for the prompt reply and helpful suggestions. I will look at the software you suggest.

Regards, Frank
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you are trying to clone while in Windows it will give problems as files will be in use
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
If you are trying to clone while in Windows it will give problems as files will be in use
If using Macrium Reflect, it will not give you problems. I've done it more times than I can remember.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
I suggest that you use something like Macrium Reflect Free to do a standard image backup of the SSD (you will plug the SSD into the computer in order to do the backup). Then restore that backup to the HDD (you will plug it into the computer to do the restore).

You will have good success by using a standard backup program like Macrium Reflect Free rather than an apparently proprietary program like Fideco's software.
Keep it simple. For just transferring the contents of a drive to another drive, directly cloning with Macrium Reflect will do the job in one step and far more easily and quickly with less hardware (no intermediary drive or rescue media will be needed).
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
FrankFitz

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
If you are trying to clone while in Windows it will give problems as files will be in use
The drive is offline and separate from the PC which is itself turned off. Using the offline clone function which does not use Windows on the PC.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I've been full-imaging for some time using Macrium Reflect 6 then 7 and Image for Windows 3.xx, Before those, I was using Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image consecutively. I guess cloning is good! I simply choose to always full-image :)
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FrankFitz View Post
The drive is offline and separate from the PC which is itself turned off. Using the offline clone function which does not use Windows on the PC.
It's not necessary for a drive to be offline when cloning and imaging. I've never had a problem making an image or clone of a drive that was online.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I've been full-imaging for some time using Macrium Reflect 6 then 7 and Image for Windows 3.xx, Before those, I was using Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image consecutively. I guess cloning is good! I simply choose to always full-image :)
Imaging is best for backups of a System (OS and programs) drive or partition (data should be kept on a separate drive or partition and backed up using a folder/file syncing program). Cloning should only be used for duplicating an entire drive or partition onto another drive or partition.

I agree that full images are best. It's too easy to lose or mix up parts of incremental or differential backups.
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