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Trouble cloning from mechanical to solid state drive

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September 22, 2013 5:31:16 PM

Hi Everyone,

I am currently trying to clone the contents of my laptop's mechanical drive to an SSD. Toward this end I started with Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 3.0 software. I have used this software on several other occasions with friend's computers (both desktop and laptop), and in all other cases the experience has been seamless. However on this occasion I am seeing the error screen below -



The Paragon error occurs right at the end of the cloning operation. It is almost like it can't "close the job".

Given my lack of success (on this occasion) with Paragon I made the decision to use the "Samsung Data Migration" tool that came with the drive itself. This software has also failed to clone the data across, and similarly to Paragon it failed right at the end of the process, as shown below -



The Samsung error seems to be indicating that there is a problem with the source (mechanical) drive. However I have defragmented the source drive and I have also run a Check Disk (and it came back healthy).

If anybody has any suggestions on how I can resolve this issue they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

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September 22, 2013 6:18:07 PM

You can try another FREE partition manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition, it works well for me. It features "Migrate OS to SSD" wizard which allows you to move os from HDD to SSD while doing partition alignment.
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September 22, 2013 6:26:07 PM

can all the contents of the source drive fit your destination drive?
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September 22, 2013 11:23:02 PM

blackrose42 said:
can all the contents of the source drive fit your destination drive?


Yes the new drive is about 4 times the size of the original. I am now backing up all the data on the drive to my desktop computer before attempting some Windows Recovery options. I have come to suspect that the MBR could be corrupt.
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