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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

02 Dec 2016   #1690
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I just learned something interesting yesterday. If you attempt to clone an MBR drive to a GPT drive, the GPT drive will become an MBR drive.

In my case, I was cloning a 2TB HDD (MBR) to a freshly formatted 4TB SSD (GPT, obviously) and wound up with an SSD that had two roughly 2TB partitions, one of which drove me nuttier than usual because I couldn't do anything with it when I tried to fix it with MiniTool Partition wizard until I finally dawned on one of my few remaining brain cells (three, I think; I have trouble counting that high) that the working partition was MBR. Once I converted the working partition back to GPT, I was able to use FreeFileSync to transfer my data from the HDD to SSD (which was probably better, even though slower, since FFS is set to verify every copy operation).

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
It sort of makes sense though.


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02 Dec 2016   #1691
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I just learned something interesting yesterday. If you attempt to clone an MBR drive to a GPT drive, the GPT drive will become an MBR drive.

In my case, I was cloning a 2TB HDD (MBR) to a freshly formatted 4TB SSD (GPT, obviously) and wound up with an SSD that had two roughly 2TB partitions, one of which drove me nuttier than usual because I couldn't do anything with it when I tried to fix it with MiniTool Partition wizard until I finally dawned on one of my few remaining brain cells (three, I think; I have trouble counting that high) that the working partition was MBR. Once I converted the working partition back to GPT, I was able to use FreeFileSync to transfer my data from the HDD to SSD (which was probably better, even though slower, since FFS is set to verify every copy operation).

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?
It sort of makes sense though.
Yeah, it does, once you make sense of it...Wait, what did I just say?

All seriousness aside, I understand (now) what happened and just thought I would pass this little tidbit along so others don't make the same mistake (which caused me to waste four hours: three hours for the unusable clone and an hour to figure out where I screwed up).
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02 Dec 2016   #1692
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

A 4 TB SSD - I think they are about us$1500. Now I know I'm getting old or simply $ tight.
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02 Dec 2016   #1693
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
A 4 TB SSD - I think they are about us$1500. Now I know I'm getting old or simply $ tight.
The wee buggers are $1499.99 MSRP but I was able to get them for between $100 and $125 less. I was going to buy a new truck but it looks like I'll be keeping the old one a while longer (quite a while longer...one heck of a lot longer!).

And you aren't the only one getting old and tight. I almost had heart failure when I finally built up the nerve to hit the order button. I may have bought them at the right time, though. There are rumors knocking about that HDDs prices are going to go up due a supposed shortage (or production slow down) and that will fuel a shortage of SSDs (Samsung is already having a NAND shortage) causing them to increase in price. Time will tell
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02 Dec 2016   #1694
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I believe hell would freeze over before I would buy one
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02 Dec 2016   #1695
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Hi,
I believe hell would freeze over before I would buy one
Well, AZ is having a cold snap right now and, during the summer, at least, we are about two feet from hell...

Seiously, the only thing wrong with SSDs nowadays is they aren't cheap. I'm looking forward to going all SSD. Lower power consumption, smaller size, less heat, less weight, what's not to like (other than high prices, of course)?
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02 Dec 2016   #1696
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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...There are rumors knocking about that HDDs prices are going to go up due a supposed shortage (or production slow down) and that will fuel a shortage of SSDs (Samsung is already having a NAND shortage) causing them to increase in price...
Here is one of those rumors although, so far, the 4TB SSDs and a couple of 500GB SSDs I have on order haven't gone up yet (note that I said yet).
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03 Dec 2016   #1697
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I believe hell would freeze over before I would buy one
Well, AZ TZ is having a cold snap right now and, during the summer, at least, we are about two feet from hell...
?
Hi a lot closer than that in Texas
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03 Dec 2016   #1698
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I believe hell would freeze over before I would buy one
Well, AZ TZ is having a cold snap right now and, during the summer, at least, we are about two feet from hell...
?
Hi a lot closer than that in Texas
Oh man! Don't give me straight lines like that!
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05 Dec 2016   #1699
Windymiller

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista
 
 

I am not quite sure why this thread is coming up in my emails but hi everybody. Interesting to know SSDs are going up.

Light dawns. Google has been warning me about my emails being "hacked" from a US address. Could that be you - I call myself an oldie.

Sorry. Very unlikely. More likely a Facebook thing. Use a different email address for this forum in any case.
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