Windows 10: Macrium USB boot to clone hard drive

Discus and support Macrium USB boot to clone hard drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; Am using Macrium personal free version;I find it a great product. I use it to clone my laptop hard drive to a spare hard drive connected via USB in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by pcumming, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. pcumming Win User

    Macrium USB boot to clone hard drive


    Am using Macrium personal free version;I find it a great product. I use it to clone my laptop hard drive to a spare hard drive connected via USB in case laptop hard drive fail. Well I had a failure the other day in the laptop hard drive. It could boot but was somewhat non responsive even in safe mode. I booted with the USB macrium media (I created) and found that I could not change the source and destination hard drives like I could in the windows installed Macrium program. The only source that it gave me was the bad hard drive and would not allow me to designate the USB connected hard drive as the source and clone it. Tried to drag and drop like in pgm but no such function. I wrote macrium technical support just to see if they had an answer. Thanks for any insight. Perhaps in the future I might create disk images on an external portable hard drive since it looks like USB Macrium boot can restore from those.
    Thanks, Peter

    :)
     
    pcumming, Jun 2, 2020
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  2. pcumming Win User

    Macrium USB boot to clone hard drive

    Am using Macrium personal free version;I find it a great product. I use it to clone my laptop hard drive to a spare hard drive connected via USB in case laptop hard drive fail. Well I had a failure the other day in the laptop hard drive. It could boot but was somewhat non responsive even in safe mode. I booted with the USB macrium media (I created) and found that I could not change the source and destination hard drives like I could in the windows installed Macrium program. The only source that it gave me was the bad hard drive and would not allow me to designate the USB connected hard drive as the source and clone it. Tried to drag and drop like in pgm but no such function. I wrote macrium technical support just to see if they had an answer. Thanks for any insight. Perhaps in the future I might create disk images on an external portable hard drive since it looks like USB Macrium boot can restore from those.
    Thanks, Peter
     
    pcumming, Jun 2, 2020
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  3. Martmcd Win User
    Attempted cloning a WD 8TB usb hard drive to another WD 8TB usb hard drive using Macrium Reflect.

    Hi DennisCPA

    i don't know of a maximum size (nor can i find it mentioned), largest i have cloned is 4TB.

    when i last had a clone fail, whilst checking connections of the destination drive i put it in a different port and it worked (i didn't investigate further), suggestion, check destination drive connections or try a different port

    you may get a better solution if you ask in the Macrium reflect forums

    Macrium Support Forum
     
    Martmcd, Jun 2, 2020
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  4. Macrium USB boot to clone hard drive

    Cloned WIN10/64 Boot drive will not Boot! Boot volume stays OFFLINE

    Rather than using the Macrium Reflect cloning process, I have had better success with this method:

    1. Create an image of the old disk. Park it on an external disk.
    2. Create a Macrium Reflect USB rescue disk.
    3. Disconnect the old disk, connect the new disk.
    4. Boot the machine with the USB rescue disk.
    5. Restore the image onto the new disk.
    6. Boot the machine with only the new disk connected.
     
    Frederik Long, Jun 2, 2020
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