Windows 10: Cloned M.2 Boot SSD to Sata SSD, How do I boot to the cloned drive?

Discus and support Cloned M.2 Boot SSD to Sata SSD, How do I boot to the cloned drive? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; My Windows is Windows 10 Pro Version 1909. I have a Western Digital SN750 M.2 NVME SSD. It has my Windows 10 Installation and a Data Partition. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by xenosaga01, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Cloned M.2 Boot SSD to Sata SSD, How do I boot to the cloned drive?


    My Windows is Windows 10 Pro Version 1909.

    I have a Western Digital SN750 M.2 NVME SSD. It has my Windows 10 Installation and a Data Partition. I recently bought a Samsung 960 Evo which is a Sata SSD. They are both 1 TB. I used the Samsung Data Migration Tool to Clone my Boot Drive to the Samsung Drive. When it finished, my laptop rebooted and then failed to boot. After a couple restarts it automatically booted into recovery, I told it to exit and boot into Windows and it did. When I go into Disk Management, this is what I see. (See attached Image)
    SSD 1(M.2 Boot Drive) contains the (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition), while SSD2(Samsung Evo) is only a primary Partition.

    Do I need to change something in the MBR? Do I need to repeat the process with a different cloning software? When I attempt to manually boot to the Samsung EVO, I cannot. It is not listed in the BIOS, Boot Device List or the UEFI Bootloader.





    Cloned M.2 Boot SSD to Sata SSD, How do I boot to the cloned drive? [​IMG]


    I do not want to open my Laptop again to disconnect my Nvme SSD. It is a pain in the butt and destroys the rubber pads each time I do it. Help Greatly Appreciated.

    :)
     
    xenosaga01, Jun 24, 2020
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  2. BossDweeb Win User

    Unable to Boot to Windows 10 after Cloning old SSD to new SSD

    When you say 'recovered the image to the new SSD'. Did you clone from the HDD to new SSD, and why the round about method ?

    I've never cloned to an external drive, with the exception of when the machine has an external hot swap SATA port, but I

    have cloned from SSD to HDD and back again using a SATA connection without any issues.

    The boot sector should get written to the new drive by the cloning software (I use AOEMI ). The software also sorts out

    alignment differences between HDD and SSD.

    If there is a problem booting with the new drive, if you swap the SATA ports so the new drive is connected to the port the

    old was connected to and vice-versa, the boot sector should get written to the new drive when you reboot.
     
    BossDweeb, Jun 24, 2020
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  3. Unable to Boot to Windows 10 after Cloning old SSD to new SSD

    Hi,

    I'm not using the SATA ports. I'm using M.2 with the SSD, and the external SSD is connected to my PC using USB. My MB only has only one M.2 socket, so I can only plug in one SSD at a time. (I bought a wrong adapter that doesn't work with NVMe) So I cloned
    my old SSD to an external SSD (Samsung M3 Portable SSD), and then swapped the old one, cloned the external SSD to my new SSD.

    I tried AOMEI too, but the free version does not come with disk clone functions. I would probably try Macrium Reflect as suggested above. Thank you!
     
    allenyao09, Jun 24, 2020
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  4. cadaveca Win User

    Cloned M.2 Boot SSD to Sata SSD, How do I boot to the cloned drive?

    Moving to SSD. Clone or not to clone?

    Part of how I keep my SSD fast is to clone it to a platter drive, then clone back. You just want to make sure that you are only cloning teh used space, and not the empty space.


    So, again, I isntall Windows to the ssd. Clone to platter drive, then clone back.

    I am not sure why, but if I do not do the clone step, the drive's speed, and windows booting, decreases substantially within a week or so.

    I am using a Corsair F60 SSD and a Western Digital 500AAKS as drives, and using the free version of Acronis that WD provides, if any of that matters. I am not sure, at this point.
     
    cadaveca, Jun 24, 2020
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