Windows 10: I am confused about HDD’s-Sync, Clone or whatever?

Discus and support I am confused about HDD’s-Sync, Clone or whatever? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; After updating 4 PC’s to Win 10 PRO my ancient brain is stigmatized! One of the computers died because of my brain malfunctioning, so I have a spare... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by nodsirrah, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. nodsirrah Win User

    I am confused about HDD’s-Sync, Clone or whatever?


    After updating 4 PC’s to Win 10 PRO my ancient brain is stigmatized!

    One of the computers died because of my brain malfunctioning, so I have a spare 320GB HDD which is a MBR clone of another one, unfortunatly it is not bootable because I forgot what I justfinished reading.

    So, here is what i plan to do:
    One of my still living computers is a DELL with a 500GB MBR drive. I’d like to install the non-bootable drive in the DELL and combine the two drives into the DELL because it has thelarger capacity and is only a couple years old. My concern is how to get all the data etc.from the non-bootable drive merged the DELL and not loose anything from either of the HDD’s.
    I have done a lot of Googling and it seems like Syncing would be the most logical thing to do, but I have no experience Syncing and don’t know of a free program to use. I can’tuse Win 10 Sync because I don’t have a MS account.

    Thanks folks, I think I’ll find something easy to do until I hear back, I know there some people that have a fully functioning brain that can help

    Don*Smile

    :)
     
    nodsirrah, Feb 27, 2018
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  2. Cloning a dual boot Windows 10 and Server 2012 R2

    Hello,

    I have a 500GB HDD with Windows 10 and Server 2012 R2 running on different partitions. I am planning to upgrade the HDD to 1TB SSHD.

    Will system clone, clone the various partitions on my HDD and will they be bootable?

    Thanks.
     
    Olugbengar, Feb 27, 2018
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  3. Will Windows 10 with a 1TB HDD work alright with a External SATA HDD cloned drive?

    Hi, I'm about to get an External HDD"flat docking station"with an USB 3.0 to clone from my internal HDD. Will it make a difference which drive I use with Windows 10? Also, I'll be cloning this drive from a 1TB drive that only has 130GB on it that's 50%
    fragmented (after I use the defagger) The HDD drive I'll be cloning to is also 1TB, will the fragmented files from the internal HDD show up on the cloned drive? I hope that's not a "dull" question.
     
    deerpark243, Feb 27, 2018
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  4. Bree New Member

    I am confused about HDD’s-Sync, Clone or whatever?

    The simplest way to achieve what you want is to make a system image of the working Dell onto an external HDD, then restore that image to a blank drive in the other Dell without a system on it.

    For an MBR system the built-in Microsoft 'make a system image' tool should be sufficiently reliable. You will also need to make a Recovery Drive usb to boot from to perform the image restore (no need to 'include system files', you can untick that option).

    See these tutorials...

    Create System Image in Windows 10

    Create Recovery Drive in Windows 10
     
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