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  1. Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64
       14 Oct 2015 #11

    mk12delta said: View Post
    I ran a macrium backup this morning. Here is the error I get when trying to restore. http://i.imgur.com/bRtEV2A.png
    You have to format the entire disk as NTFS first. You only have 128MB (not GB) unformatted space there. The rest of the storage space is unallocated.
    And why restore? You should have a running OS on the SSD first before you can do a restore if you are trying to fix an issue. If you are planning to migrate to SSD, you should use OS Migration Tool or Cloning tool (which is also one feature of the Macrium).
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  2. Join Date : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home RTM + Insider
       14 Oct 2015 #12

    mk12delta said: View Post
    I ran a macrium backup this morning. Here is the error I get when trying to restore. http://i.imgur.com/bRtEV2A.png
    How are you connecting the target drive? USB enclosure? You might want to have a look at this article: http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...ted?src=search
    The implication might be that, if you're using a USB enclosure, you might have better luck with a simple USB/SATA adapter cable.

    P.S. not ignoring you @badrobot, I was interrupted while composing and didn't see your response until I pulled the trigger.
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  3. Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 7
    Win10
       15 Oct 2015 #13

    Target drive is connected via USB/SATA adapter cable, not enclosure.
    @badrobot the whole point of restoring an image to the disk is that I can't install the OS to the SSD while installed in the laptop. Also, how does formatting the entire disk fix a sector size mismatch error?
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  4. Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,343
    Win 10 Pro x64
       15 Oct 2015 #14

    mk12delta said: View Post
    Target drive is connected via USB/SATA adapter cable, not enclosure.
    @badrobot the whole point of restoring an image to the disk is that I can't install the OS to the SSD while installed in the laptop. Also, how does formatting the entire disk fix a sector size mismatch error?
    Your disk should for formatted first so that the process will see it. Delete the small partition that you have there and format the entire disk as GPT in NTFS format.
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 7
    Win10
       15 Oct 2015 #15

    It's not possible to delete the 128MB partition, see Disk Manager, and when viewed in Macrium

    After formatting the entire disk to NTFS I still get the sector size mismatch error. see http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...+Disk+Selected
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  6. Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,343
    Win 10 Pro x64
       15 Oct 2015 #16

    You probably need to download a 3rd party partition tool like MiniTool Partition Wizard to change 4096 to 512. I don't know how to do that in Windows alone unless someone can help you with it.

    It seems like it's a Trim issue. Does your SSD support Trim feature?
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