Trying to clone W7 from Hybrid HDD to SSD

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  1. TheSpiritOfRadio

    TheSpiritOfRadio Notebook Consultant

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    Attempting to use a usb WD 1TB SSD My Passport Go to clone/backup my OS/HDD and eventually use this info to clone my OS back to my new M.2 EVO SSD once it arrives.

    Current HDD is a 1tb WD hybrid
    When attempting to use Acronis (like i always have) the computer restarted into Acronis just fine but on operation 3 of 4, it gave me an error (i don't remember what it was)
    I restarted the computer and the SSD shows up in device manager but wouldn't show up in my computer.
    So i used Mini Tool Partition Wizard v 9 to delete the drive and create a new partition. The only change was now i can see the disk in my computer but can't access it.
    Tried the same thing in disk management, still no luck.
    The other feedback i received upon the initial restart is that i intermittently hear the "device connected/device disconnected" sound.
     
  2. steve.steve

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    Silly question, did you format the new partition?
     
  3. Springfield

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    Isn't the WD 1 TB hybrid a dual drive inside? I put one in a CF-31 a while back and kinda remember it had to have a special driver from WD installed to boot correctly.
     
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    Sounds like there is a lack of power from USB port.
     
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  5. TheSpiritOfRadio

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    Really? ok interesting. It was showing up and accessible under my computer before the Acronis reboot.
    NOTE It's a mk4 so i'm using the 3.0.
    With that being said, what should i do?
     
  6. BaRRmaley

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    It's just my assumption, but it's definitely not ok for device to connect-disconnect many times. Maybe it disconnects under load (write). Wd my passport doesn't need additional power usually. Try another (ok, USB 2.0) port.
    Do not format it, just repeat the backup process.
     
  7. TheSpiritOfRadio

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    will try 2.0 later today. thank you.
     
  8. BaRRmaley

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    oops, of course I meant do not format if you are cloning
    in case of backup you'll have to make drive accessible :)
     
  9. TheSpiritOfRadio

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    ok. I'm overthinking something because i'm confused by your statement.

    What I mean is, isn't the drive already formatted from the factory? Did I permanently corrupt /break the drive? I ask because when I attempt to use EaseUS, it doesn't show up.

    I will also say, that just before attempting the backup, I utilized the same process to and 3.0 port to backup to a standard HDD using Acronis and it worked perfectly.
     
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  10. BaRRmaley

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    Acronis will "format" your destination drive when cloning.
    For backup (as a file) you'll need a formatted drive.
    IMHO, there is a chance your WD external SSD has a hardware problem (connected-disconnected sounds). And I don't think you could damage the drive. Does it show up in your device manager?
     
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