Cloning SSD to NMVe - Macrium NO, Acronis TrueImage for Sabrent YES


  1. Posts : 1,817
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Cloning SSD to NMVe - Macrium NO, Acronis TrueImage for Sabrent YES


    I just installed a 1 TB Sabrent Rocket PCIE-4 NMVe drive into my system and used Macrium Reflect to clone my old SSD to the new Rocket. Did not work. First I got a "missing or corrupted winload.efi" error message. On reboots, error xc000 000e error code.

    I booted up to install media, eventually got to a command line and typed in:

    bootrec /rebuildbcd

    Bootrec did locate the Windows partiton on the NMVe drive, but then "could not find the specified partition."

    So I "broke down" and used the Sabrent recommended utility, Acronis True Image for Sabrent. I haven't used True Image in years now, and I had very bad luck with another Acronis program. But having no apparent choice, I downloaded and installed this program.

    It runs slowly between steps on the menu bar, but it got the job done with no fuss. I'm now typing this after my system successfully booted up from the new NMVe drive. Windows booted faster. Outlook loaded up faster.
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  2. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11
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    I just did a convert to NVMe. Clone is iffy. I did a Macrium disc image of the old drive, then did a restore to the new NVMe drive. Worked without problems.

    I've tried several clones over the years with Acronis, Macrium and one other and the Macrium clone was the only one that was successful.
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  3. Posts : 1,817
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    fireberd said:
    I just did a convert to NVMe. Clone is iffy. I did a Macrium disc image of the old drive, then did a restore to the new NVMe drive. Worked without problems.

    I've tried several clones over the years with Acronis, Macrium and one other and the Macrium clone was the only one that was successful.
    The opposite of my experience in many ways. Who knows why?

    I did a COPY operation in Macrium, retaining the size of all partitions.

    The Acronis utility I used was not a general purpose version. Supposedly it was ginned up just for Sabrent. And it did work.
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    As far as I can tell, those oem cut down versions of Acronis use the same engine. The difference being that they require a disk of a certain manufacturer.

    There used to be a key press sequence to bypass that check.Maybe it still works.
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  5. Posts : 1,817
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    SIW2 said:
    As far as I can tell, those oem cut down versions of Acronis use the same engine. The difference being that they require a disk of a certain manufacturer.

    There used to be a key press sequence to bypass that check.Maybe it still works.
    No doubt about it. The OEM version must use a cut-down version specific to that OEM. Solves a problem for the OEM, and Acronis gets a few bucks in the deal.
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    Windows 10/11 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    x509 said:
    No doubt about it. The OEM version must use a cut-down version specific to that OEM. Solves a problem for the OEM, and Acronis gets a few bucks in the deal.
    That's exactly what it is. There should be no issue why standard Macrium can't do the job, 100%
    You should ask them why they do this and also ask Macrium (Paramount Software) why their product can't.

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  7. Posts : 2,585
    Win 11
       #7

    Back in the Win 7 forum, one of the forum software gurus did some extensive clone testing, using many clone programs including the ones that were supplied by Western Digital and Samsung, different operating systems including Linux. The conclusion was that cloning was hit or miss, will work for one and not the other. None of the cloning programs were 100% one way or another. However, imaging was 100% - making a full drive image (backup) to a separate drive and then restoring to the new drive.
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