Windows 10: Moving Data to New Drive

Discus and support Moving Data to New Drive in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I bought a new laptop that had a 256GB SSD and added a 500GB HDD as the data drive. Now, on occasion, I'm hearing a slight metallic clicking sound. (I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Hikertrash, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Moving Data to New Drive


    I bought a new laptop that had a 256GB SSD and added a 500GB HDD as the data drive. Now, on occasion, I'm hearing a slight metallic clicking sound. (I believe it may be the HDD)

    Not wanting to take the chance of losing a bunch of data, I want to move it to another HDD that I have. Will copying the data from one drive to the other using Karen's Replicator and then swapping out the drive and renaming it D be all I need to do?

    Or should I use Macrium Reflect?

    :)
     
    Hikertrash, Nov 26, 2019
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  2. Lost data from hard drive, what to do now?

    Well, I'm sorry to hear that it's a WD My Passport that failed on you, @tomhenry ! *Frown Moving Data to New Drive :(
    I'd recommend you to try using a different USB cable with it and see if that will help your system to detect it without it disconnecting.
    I'd also suggest you to go to Disk Management and see how the drive is listed there. It won't hurt to check up on the health and SMART status of the HDD by running the QUICK and EXTENDED tests from the WD's Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. Here's a link to the available software: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=11ZOpD

    Give these troubleshooting steps a try and keep us posted with the results!
    SuperSoph_WD
     
    SuperSoph_WD, Nov 26, 2019
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  3. Joacchim Win User
    Move data drive from old computer into new

    Thanks, but I'm not moving data from one drive to another, I want to move an entire (data, no programs) drive to a new computer with its own SSD OS/program drive. Thanks anyway.
     
    Joacchim, Nov 26, 2019
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  4. beyonddc Win User

    Moving Data to New Drive

    Upgrading home PC, how to move VirtualBox VMs in a data drive to the new PC

    I am upgrading my home PC. On my current PC, all my VirtualBox VMs reside on a data drive separate from the primary OS drive. The current PC uses Windows 10 and the new PC will also be using Windows 10.

    I have about 30 VirtualBox VMs on that data drive. My question is if I can do the transition using the method listed below.

    • Move data drive to the new PC
    • Assign the data drive with the same drive name (e.g. DMoving Data to New Drive :)
    • Install the same version of VirtualBox I have right now onto the new computer
    • Move my .VirtualBox directory from C:\Users\foo\.VirtualBox to my new PC
     
    beyonddc, Nov 26, 2019
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