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I just finished cloning my hard drive to a 256GB Crucial SSD. Hopefully I will see y'all on the other side!

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Well, alrighty then! I am up and running faster than ever before. Booted right up and appears to be error free.

I am a happy camper.
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Well, alrighty then! I am up and running faster than ever before. Booted right up and appears to be error free.

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Mike I don't know what your talking about but I am glad your happy.

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What I did was make an exact duplicate of the hard drive in my computer. Then I shut down the computer, removed the old one and installed the new one...and turned it on. The computer booted up and is running fine. Even though the new hard drive is smaller, it is a solid state drive so it is considerably faster when it comes to starting programs, and all other operations in general. Sorta like magic!
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I had a lot of problems using the Acronis older versions, sounds like 2018 works better. I have an xp machine for my collection of documentaries. It's time to clone the drive. The data is already safe, but all the specialty video and editing software needs to be cloned. Thanks for the mini review.
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Tom I had the same experience with Acronis. I bought the 2011 version, and later upgraded to 2014. My computer would lock up and/or do goofy things that shouldn't happen. I was very hesitant, but they kept after me offering the upgrade for 3 PCs for $29 so I bit the bullet. So far I have made three backups of different hard drives and this clone.

I need to fess up. I have a NexStar USB 3 Hard Drive Dock that will accept a 2.5 inch laptop drive or the standard 3.5 inch drives for desktops. They also make a dock that will accept two drives so you could transfer data to and fro. No more having to open the computer to get to the drives.

I made a backup of my wife's old laptop. I needed that drive (128gb SSD). If necessary, I can restore the drive to its original configuration using Acronis. I also had an old laptop with a broken monitor frame. Parts to fix cost more than the laptop is worth, so I made a backup of the drive just for safe keeping, and then used it for the clone (256gb SSD). Also, I had made a backup of my current laptop I am using. All of this info is stored on a 4TB external hdd.

So, I have been giving the Acronis a workout and I am happy with the results so far.
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Hello!

Nice Job!

For those who can't or don't want to pay there is DriveImage XML that is free for personal use.
I admit there is no support for free edition, but did use it a lot and working well!

I did use it with ubcd for booting the system.
Maybe other ways are availaible.

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I thing removing the second drive and using that bay to make the clone might go faster than USB2 in the XP machine. But I would also like to make a clone of several Win 7 desk and laptops, just in case. There's a lot of programs that I'd really rather not pay for again.

The reason I originally bought Acronis was for its windows interface

I have uninterruptable power supplies on all my desktops because we have frequent blackouts and interruptions as the power gets switched. Last one crashed the drive and audio portion of my cable box. Took almost 3 weeks to get it replaced.

The importance of clones comes home when you consider the mean time between failures; 7 years for a desktop drive, 3-4 years for a laptop. A disk failure without a clone is more than annoying, it can force you to replace software at your own expense. Clones are cheap alternatives. Replace the old drive with a new one, and keep the old one on hand. Just make sure you label it so if you need it, you know which goes where.

I'm going to go ahead and order the Acronis and drive(s) today.

One more detail for those considering the topic: You have to do a quick format and "mount" the new, blank target drive so the computer knows it's there, ready to be written to. Look up the process for your OS.
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