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wings515Mon Nov-11-19 05:22 PM
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"New HDD"


          

This is on my ASUS Essentio.
I purchased a WD Blue 1TB drive with the idea I could clone my 250 GB drive already installed. Using Disk management I configured the WD drive with 4 partitions similar to the original but bigger. Using Clonesilla I ran this application figuring it would clone everything from the original "C" drive to this now "M" drive.
Using Disk management the disk is laid out as follows:

(250 GB)Disk0
14.18GB Helthy Primary Partition
92.71GB Win7( Healthy NTFS System,Boot,PageFile Active Crash dump Primary partition
450MB Healthy partition
125.55 NTFS Data ( Healthy Partition

1TB Disk1
480.88GB New Volume ( NTFS Healthy Partition
117.17GB New Volume NTFS Healthy Active Partition
500MB New volume Healthy Primary Partition
332.96GB New volume NTFS Healthy Logical Drive.
After running Clonzilla, looking at the M drive in File Explorer, it shows empty.
What should i have done and is there a way to correct what a mess I have made.
I am downloading win 10 64 .iso just in case the solution is to re-install windows on the 1TB drive and "copy" the files I want to the new drive.
Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
wings515

Dan K

  

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TtechTue Nov-12-19 01:04 AM
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#1. "RE: New HDD"
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WD has a free version of Acronis that you can use to clone drives.

https://support.wdc.com/downloads.aspx?p=119

I don't want to start an argument about partitioning, but IMO a single partion for the operating sytem, programs and data is the best way to go.

Behind every good computer... is a jumble of wires 'n stuff.

  

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therubeTue Nov-12-19 05:58 PM
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#2. "RE: New HDD"
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a single partition for the operating sytem, programs and data is the best way to go

You are so wrong !

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PcqandamanTue Nov-12-19 06:08 PM
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#3. "RE: New HDD"
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Tue Nov-12-19 06:09 PM by Pcqandaman

          

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...I don't want to start an argument about partitioning, but IMO a single partion for the operating sytem, programs and data is the best way to go.
I agree.

  

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therubeTue Nov-12-19 06:08 PM
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#4. "RE: New HDD"
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After running Clonzilla, looking at the M drive in File Explorer, it shows empty.

So did anything actually get cloned?
If so, where did it end up?


(I'm not familiar with Clonezilla...
https://www.clonezilla.org/)


Thinking ... what I would have done, would be to create a single, initial partition, sized the size you want your (cloned) C: drive.

450 GB or whatever.

Have Clonezilla clone to that partition.
Once that is done, & you're able to boot from it, then go back & create your other wanted partitions, sized as you wish, copying whatever data you need from the old into those newly created partitions.


(If Clonezilla allows you to just say, "clone existing c: to a new partition on 1TB, sized 450 GB", then I would do that, not even pre-creating anything on 1TB, i.e., just let Clonezilla do it.

And then again once Clonezilla did its thing, & you can boot from it, then go in & create your wanted partitions with the remainder of the 1TB space.)

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wings515Wed Nov-13-19 03:13 PM
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#5. "RE: New HDD"
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Here is what I found and thank you for the WD clone app.
Neither Clonezilla or the WD app worked. I suspect this ASUS PC is to old to recognize the USB port to boot even after changing the BIOS
I also tried booting Linux from the USB port and that did not work.

Luckily I purchased the HDD from Amazon and after returning the drive to a single partition/volume I packaged it up and it will go back for a full refund.

This lead me to my next posting, "What to buy"

Thanks all for the comments and direction.
Regards,
Dan K.

Dan K

  

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