Questions tagged [disk-cloning]

For questions regarding cloning or imaging a partition/file system from one device to another.

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Can we reduce bit by bit cloning time from source HDD to destination SSD by unallocating some memory from source HDD?

My laptop has 465 GB of C:(windows partition) and 465 GB of D:(empty) drive. C: drive is 183 GB full, D: is empty. I want to clone entire C drive to my new 512 GB, MX500 crucial SSD such that SSD ...
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How to transfer unallocated space to C: partition on Windows 10 after booting up a clone?

I hope I've come to the right place. Recently, I bought a 1 TB SSD that I switched out with my old 256 GB SSD. I put a bootable clone of the 256 GB drive on the 1 TB drive. However, my C: partition ...
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How to copy a Large disk to multiple smaller ones

So I have a 2TB HDD drive that is about to fail. I have around 1.5TB of used space. Now I want to copy all the files from my Big drive to smaller ones. I have 3 500GB drives. The problem is that there ...
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Need to make an exact copy of HDD

I use Ubuntu 16.04 (Desktop edition). I made an image of a whole disk by using Clonezilla. I've got my servers running on Ubuntu and I want to have a duplicate hard drive in case the old drive fails. ...
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Cloning a 512 bytes per sector HDD to a 4096 bytes per sector SSD

I bought a new SSD to replace my traditional HDD on my Windows 10 laptop. However, it seems my HDD is 512 bytes per sector (from msinfo32) and I cannot format the SSD to anything less than 4096 bytes ...
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Why didn't my UEFI bios recognize/boot from my cloned SSD until I removed the old hard drive I cloned it from?

A few days ago I cloned my C: hard drive along with it's various partitions such as windows recovery and the efi to an SSD. After successfully performing the clone operation I booted into my bios to ...
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Can I clone my hard drive into a better computer?

I'm buying a friend's old computer who has almost completely better specs than me (besides the GPU). Would I have any problems just cloning my hard drive onto his 1TB hard drive, then just putting it ...
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Cloning hard drive with rsync and accidently deleted home folder

I want to replace my old SSD hard drive with a new one that has double the size, but somehow fail to understand how rsync is working. I read this post Copy entire file system hierarchy from one drive ...
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Clonezilla / Partclone: What's the difference between Data Block Process and Total Block Process?

I'm in the process of restoring the image of a hefty 4-disk setup with a spanning LVM volume to fresh virtual disks inside a virtual machine. If it matters, I chose not to check the saved image before ...
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Why doesn't the F4 recovery key work on a boot after cloning HDD to SSD?

I've cloned 720 GB HDD to a new 480 GB SSD by Macrium Reflect software. When I did that, I exactly adjusted the partitions' size with this software to fit my data in to new SSD. After cloning, I ...
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How to restore a System Image VHD to a new harddrive?

I am upgrading the hard drive, from disk A (120 GB) to disk B (500 GB), in a laptop with Windows 7 professional. This is what I did: Made a system image of A using the built in backup tool, saving ...
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Samsung NVMe 2TB drive “toast”?

I've had this drive as my OS+data drive for about 10 months. It just apparently died on me. The computer was running Windows 10 and had a BSOD. When I booted it up, the drive was detected but not ...
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Can't get cloned disk online despite changing it's uniqueid via diskpart?

I've cloned a data drive using a StarTech disk duplicator, and now would like to view both drives simultaneously in Windows. Disk Management throws up a "Offline (The disk is offline because it has a ...
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All boot options disappeared after migrating from HDD to SSD

TL;DR: I recently installed an SSD and now when I turn my laptop on, it always goes to Bios and no boot options are displayed, but when I click "Save changes and exit" Windows starts normally. Long ...
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Advice on replacing hard disk with bad sectors

So recently my I encountered an event 11 atapi error in my event viewer. It says The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0. I am running Win 7 SP1. This all started after I ...

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