Can't clone HDD?

ingeborgdot

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I have tried to clone a HDD to a new one and neither Ghost or Acronis will finish the job. Ghost gets to 98% and just stays there for hours. Acronis gets to 75% and says error on sector .... The HDD that I am cloning is a 1.5GB going to a 2GB WD Black. All the info on the older HDD is there and works fine but there must be some type of error that won't let me finish. I have done a check disk already too. Anyone ever experienced this? What can I do?
 

philipma1957

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I have tried to clone a HDD to a new one and neither Ghost or Acronis will finish the job. Ghost gets to 98% and just stays there for hours. Acronis gets to 75% and says error on sector .... The HDD that I am cloning is a 1.5GB going to a 2GB WD Black. All the info on the older HDD is there and works fine but there must be some type of error that won't let me finish. I have done a check disk already too. Anyone ever experienced this? What can I do?

try this gear



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


then use partition software to expand the copy to 2tb.
this works pretty well up to 2tb.
it makes the copy the same size as the original but if you use the partition software you can stretch it back to 2tb.

it is slow but it should work.
 

ingeborgdot

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That looks like a nice piece of equipment and I may take a look into it later.
I used a free one called Macrium Reflect and it worked perfectly without a hitch. It's too bad that a free program can out perform ones that are supposed to be the top ones. No more acronis or ghost for me. Macrium Reflect is what I am using from now on.
 

Homeles

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I had issues with cloning a GPT drive to a smaller SSD. Macrium solved my problems there as well.
 

Elixer

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Post your CrystalDiskInfo screen shot of the drive in question.
Chkdsk can't check the target disk if the clone isn't complete.