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Can't clone HDD?


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#1 ingeborgdot

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

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? 


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:58 AM

Hi

 

What way did you run chkdsk? /F or /R? Did it report anything?

 

Have You run the Makers Diagnostics on the Source Drive and the Destination Drive?

What make & model for the source drive?

 

This page has links for the Windows or DOS version of the Western Digital Data Lifeguard diagnostics.

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=612&sid=2&lang=en

 

Run the Short and the Long tests.

 

You could have a bad sector on either drive.

 

FYI I once had to run Ghost for over a week to copy from a really bad drive.

 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

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.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

Hi, If it were my drive I would want to know why they stalled.

 

I have had really good success with Ghost Cloning bad drives. I could clone a bad drive that would not boot to a good drive and when I was done it would boot 8 out of 10 cases.

 

I had good luck with Acronis too. Sometimes there was something in the hardware Ghost didn't like and for that Acronis would do the Job.

 

However I am glad to hear You succeeded.

 

Good Luck

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