Windows 10: Cloning

Discus and support Cloning in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I have a 2 TB HDD that I am cloning to a 2 TB SSD. The HDD is going bad. It takes a lot of time for the computer to boot up. That is the reason why I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by marctat, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. marctat Win User

    Cloning


    I have a 2 TB HDD that I am cloning to a 2 TB SSD. The HDD is going bad. It takes a lot of time for the computer to boot up. That is the reason why I am cloning to a 2 TB SSD.

    It took over 24 hours for Reflect to complete the cloning and it says it cloned successfully.
    Could this be normal time? I am worried that even though it said it cloned it successfully that it still doesn't boot.

    I have cloned many HDDs in the past and it usually takes 3-4 hours for a 1 TB drive.

    :)
     
    marctat, Jan 9, 2021
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  2. cadaveca Win User

    Moving to SSD. Clone or not to clone?

    I kinda agree with you, but on a wholr, do not. While I have done things a bit differently than this specific situation, by installing Windows directly to the SSD, and cloning after, my testing shows that there are no issues doing this, very little that can go wrong, provided your system is stable.

    There are certain features that must be disabled in this situation, like auto defrag and such, but even with a fresh install to the SSD, you need to take steps to ensure that you SSD performs properly, regardless of how the data got there.

    Arming yourself with a bit of knowledge can go a long way.

    Installing the latest chipset driver, and the RST Tools, will ensure optimal performance of the SSD. but rather than taking my advice, I suggest the OP takes a look here:

    http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sand...7-and-ssds-to-clone-windows-or-reinstall.aspx

    Installing The SSD - Install A Solid State Drive In Your Notebook | Tom's Hardware

    Keep in mind, also, Digibucc, that many retail drives include software and such that very specifically is to be used to ttranser the OS from an existing mechanical drive to an SSD, and if there really was alot fo issues stemming from the cloning process, they would not have packages like that, simply to eliminate tech support costs. While not the optimal option, cloning is NOT a bad thing, as long as you take the nessecary steps.
     
    cadaveca, Jan 9, 2021
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  3. cadaveca Win User
    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, Jan 9, 2021
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Cloning

    Cloning HD

    I don't know about Acronis, but I use the Free version of
    AOMEI Partition Assistant
    to clone Drives and have never had any trouble . . .

    Click HERE for a step by step on cloning your hard drive with AOMEI
     
    DaveM121, Jan 9, 2021
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