Cloned M.2 Boot SSD to Sata SSD, How do I boot to the cloned drive?


  1. Posts : 8
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    Cloned M.2 Boot SSD to Sata SSD, How do I boot to the cloned drive?


    My Windows is Windows 10 Pro Version 1909.

    I have a Western Digital SN750 M.2 NVME SSD. It has my Windows 10 Installation and a Data Partition. I recently bought a Samsung 960 Evo which is a Sata SSD. They are both 1 TB. I used the Samsung Data Migration Tool to Clone my Boot Drive to the Samsung Drive. When it finished, my laptop rebooted and then failed to boot. After a couple restarts it automatically booted into recovery, I told it to exit and boot into Windows and it did. When I go into Disk Management, this is what I see. (See attached Image)
    SSD 1(M.2 Boot Drive) contains the (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition), while SSD2(Samsung Evo) is only a primary Partition.

    Do I need to change something in the MBR? Do I need to repeat the process with a different cloning software? When I attempt to manually boot to the Samsung EVO, I cannot. It is not listed in the BIOS, Boot Device List or the UEFI Bootloader.




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    I do not want to open my Laptop again to disconnect my Nvme SSD. It is a pain in the butt and destroys the rubber pads each time I do it. Help Greatly Appreciated.
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  2. badrobot's Avatar
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    did you try unplugging the old drive and see if it boots up?
    You have to set your primary boot drive in BIOS.
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  3. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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    I assume Disk 1 is the original WD drive and Disk 2 the new Samsung.

    Your boot files don't appear to be on the new drive.

    If you can still boot from the WD, I'd make an image of ALL partitions on it, saving that image file elsewhere, perhaps to an external.

    Then restore that image file to the new Samsung.

    No cloning at all. As far as I know, the Samsung software is a cloning process.

    There's probably a way to trouble shoot and copy the boot files onto the new drive if you want to go down that path instead.

    I'd probably use Macrium Reflect Free edition.
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  4. Samuria's Avatar
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    Please read are rules and dont double post
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  5. Posts : 8
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    Samuria said:
    Please read are rules and dont double post
    I would have deleted the thread but did not see a way to do so...and after 14 hours and no replies, I figured posting what I was doing and marking it as solved would be good enough and faster than trying to get a moderator to do something.

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    ignatzatsonic said:
    I assume Disk 1 is the original WD drive and Disk 2 the new Samsung.

    Your boot files don't appear to be on the new drive.

    If you can still boot from the WD, I'd make an image of ALL partitions on it, saving that image file elsewhere, perhaps to an external.

    Then restore that image file to the new Samsung.

    No cloning at all. As far as I know, the Samsung software is a cloning process.

    There's probably a way to trouble shoot and copy the boot files onto the new drive if you want to go down that path instead.

    I'd probably use Macrium Reflect Free edition.
    I used Macrium Reflect Free Edition to Clone the Boot Drive Again and it was then available as a boot device. I changed the boot order in the BIOS and manually booted to it just to ensure that it was this drive that I booted to. Then proceeded to delete all the old system boot/recovery and the efi partition. Rebooted to make sure and everything is working perfect.
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  6. badrobot's Avatar
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    Nice one. You did it!
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