I have a 2 TB WD Elements drive that is dying. It is so corrupt that I cannot move most files off of it normally. I purchased a 3 TB WD Elements drive so that I could attempt to drive clone the data over before it is lost. They are the same brand and model, so I did not foresee any problems.
Acronis will not let me select the 3 TB drive as the cloning destination, only my other two 2 TB drives. I have no idea why. I am considering moving everything from one of the other 2 TB drives onto the 3 TB one and then just cloning the dying drive onto the other 2 TB. This would be really inconvenient though and take a lot of time.
Does anyone know a way to just make Acronis clone it to the 3 TB? Even an explanation as to why it won't would be appreciated!
Oh, and I already tried shrinking the 3 TB down to the exact size of the 2 TB ones in Computer Management, but Acronis still showed it as 3 TB (despite Windows treating it as 2 TB now) and still would not let me select it as the destination.