Problem with cloning a Seagate HD to a Western digital HD
Hi My name is Marshall and have a problem with cloning. when i clone from a Seagate to a Western digital it goes through but when i try to boot up with the Western digital drive nothing happens it just hangs and it does'nt even show anything. please help i will realy appriciate it. thanks.Marshall
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I have successfully cloned SSD drives using a USB connection for both source and destination drive (ie neither of them a boot drive) and a programme such as MaxBlast 5 for Windows (free from Maxtor or Seagate website). This has the benefit that neither drive is being used for basic Windows functions and the cloning works better. I have never found a need to prepare an SSD drive for this as during the cloning setup with this programme, you specify all the partitions that you require, either manually or automatically and when the programme starts it does the preparation for you.
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This warning given from your SMART built into your hard drive. It is to be taken VERY seriously. You need to backup all your important data, Everything in My Documents, Pictures, Music etc. as soon as possible to another drive, either internal or external. This is a warning the drive WILL FAIL SOON. If you plane on cloning everything to another hard drive, do the backup FIRST because cloning is ******* the bad drive and can cause the failure to happen sooner. Good luck. Hope this helps..
Good day!!..As far us i know that cloning or ghosting should be the same specs of hard disk..Since you want to cloned the 58gb,so you should be use 58gb also and not 250 gb,thats why bios detecting some different utilities..ok thanks..
are you trying to do this using while using your os? if so i would try downloading partition magic, it is saying unable to lock volume because your currently using it e.g. your os is installed on the drive, and it cant lock your os when your using it at the same time.
The Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB hard drive is formatted for PC, not Mac. The simplest way to get your MacBook to recognize this new drive--and therefore copy the files from your old drive--is to plug it in to a PC and format the drive. I was advised to format with FAT 16, as this would be recognized by my MacBook. Fortunately, the process was not that involved, since the Vista-driven PC found the drivers for the WD Scorpio Blue automatically. Once formatted, I safely removed the drive and plugged it into my MacBook via a USB port using a BYTECC Drive Mate. Magically, it now appeared on my MacBook Desktop and was recognized by the cloning software I was using, SuperDuper. Three hours later, the files on my old hard drive were successfully cloned onto the Scorpio Blue--except now I had an additional 364GB of storage space. Swapping out the old drive and replacing it with the new was not a big deal at all--just make sure you have the right screwdriver for the last task--a Torx #6. Mission accomplished.
Halarious, I had the same problem yet I used norton ghost. At least you still show 160 gb. Mine went all the way to 60 gb. Here is what I had to do to reclaim the lost. I downloaded something called "Magic Boot Disk" It gave me the whole 320 back yet have not found good cloning software yet. Magic Boot Disc is freeware avaliable at http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2006.02.10-Magic-Boot-Disk/ Good luck cloning
The easiest way to upgrade from your old HD to the new 40Gb HD is to clone the old to the new. Do a google for "hard disk clone" freewares. Personally I use Partition Magic and have had very good results.
Hardware wise, you need to install the 40Gb as a slave to the old HD by connecting the same IDE cable as that of the old HD (you may have to remove your CD/DVD temporarily). You also have to temporarily remove the single jumper of the 40Gb to allocate it as a slave to the primary master (old HD). Plug in likewise the 4 wire power connector. On power up go to your CMOS/BIOS setup to verify that your PC autodetect the 40GB (you may have to do a manual detection). Boot your PC and go through the normal boot sequence. Thereafter download your clone software choice, install and run. Follow on screen instructions. You may need to reboot. After completion, use Windows Explorer to verify that everything has been copied. Power down, remove the old HD, relocate IDE cable connector of the old HD to the 40Gb, reconnect your CD/DVD, and place back the jumper of the 40Gb. On popwer up go again to your CMOS/BIOS to verify that the 40Gb & the CD are detected. Save & exit, reboot.
Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
What software did you use for the cloning? Ghost is the preferred method. Be sure to choose a disk to disk clone, not a partition clone. It sounds like you may have created a 20G partition and left 40G unallocated. Partition Magic may also take care of the problem, if you have access to a copy.