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       28 Aug 2015 #21

    Word Man said: View Post
    Cliff - this and more is covered here: Reputation and Badges
    tks, and I had no idea before seeing this and reading some of it.. now I need to read a lot more. I have really had some good help and assisstance from many of the users here.

    be safe and thanks.. Cliff M.
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       30 Aug 2015 #22

    Word Man said: View Post
    You COULD download the trial version of Macrium Reflect Home v6 directly from their website: http://www.macrium.com/Download.aspx?type=home and then maybe have some time to draw further conclusions about their reputability independent of how they serve what is probably a HUGE demand for the reliably functional FREE version of their software. Granted, they are a small company but very higly regarded in reliability and support of their product. If you want to limit your scope of regard for them to the channels (more than just CNET) they provide the FREE version to - whatever floats your boat.
    Word Man, Thanks for all your help to me and answering all my questions. be safe and thanks. Cliff M.
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    Windows 10 Home
       30 Aug 2015 #23

    acmanten said: View Post
    Word Man, Thanks for all your help to me and answering all my questions. be safe and thanks. Cliff M.
    I'm happy to do so, Cliff. I'm enjoying learning myself.
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    Windows 10 1703 Pro 64
       30 Aug 2015 #24

    dgreen said: View Post
    Update: Instead of trying to clone my HD to the Seagate 2 TB drives, I cloned it with no problems to a Seagate "Free Agent 500 GB" external HD. The Macrium software worked super so far. Apparently the sectors are different on the Free Agent but acceptable.

    Don G

    Don, did you use the "clone" option or the "image" option?
    There is a big difference. A "clone" makes an exact copy of a disk so the new disk can be use as a replacement. An "image" is a compressed copy of you system, saved as a file and can be used to restore a disk or move to a new disk.

    Jim
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       31 Aug 2015 #25

    Word Man said: View Post
    You COULD download the trial version of Macrium Reflect Home v6 directly from their website: http://www.macrium.com/Download.aspx?type=home and then maybe have some time to draw further conclusions about their reputability independent of how they serve what is probably a HUGE demand for the reliably functional FREE version of their software. Granted, they are a small company but very higly regarded in reliability and support of their product. If you want to limit your scope of regard for them to the channels (more than just CNET) they provide the FREE version to - whatever floats your boat.
    I did dowload te FREE - 30-day Trial Macrium Reflect program last night and will be taking a good look at the documentation today, and checking it out during this 30 trial period. I wonder if there are any other backup programs available which could make a Windows Ten USB save - that would be bootable in case of a serious "no boot" Problem.
    Thanks... Cliff M.
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    Windows 10 Home
       31 Aug 2015 #26

    acmanten said: View Post
    I did dowload te FREE - 30-day Trial Macrium Reflect program last night and will be taking a good look at the documentation today, and checking it out during this 30 trial period. I wonder if there are any other backup programs available which could make a Windows Ten USB save - that would be bootable in case of a serious "no boot" Problem.
    Thanks... Cliff M.
    Many. One example, which I have experience with, is Image for Windows/Linux/DOS (license includes all three) from Terabyte Unlimited - every bit as reliable as Macrium Reflect. Many other examples I won't mention but I'm sure there are forum members who have experience with the others and maybe they'll chime in.

    Note that the 30 day trial of Macrium Reflect is meant to give you same functionality as paid version for 30 days whereas the FREE version has plenty of but not ALL of the functionality that the paid/30-day trial version does. If you don't pay up at the end of 30-day trial, I expect (but don't know firsthand) the trial version reverts to free version functionality. In any event, the free version can do ALOT for a free version.
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    Windows 10 familly x64
       31 Aug 2015 #27

    dgreen said: View Post
    I did download Macrium Reflect software and tried to clone my HD but I got a dropdown that says my external HD sectors are not compatible with the sectors used by Macrium. I contacted Seagate and the drive was re-formatted to GPT, that didn't help either.

    Any other suggestions??

    dgreen

    Hello dgreen,

    I never tryed a hard drive clooning,
    Maybe one hard drive is using 512K sectors, and other one 4096K,
    Or a thing with controller inside the external bay...

    I won't speack much, it's just things i read, days ago when i wanted myself to use:

    Clonezilla, for future usage.

    It's not possible for most tools or maybe all of them to clone 512k sectors to 4096k sectors.
    I mean, if you read doc, from clonezilla, or other partition managers, they say the same thing.

    There is maybe a tool doing proper cloning with different sector size,
    HD clone 5 from Miray.

    If reading informations from the main page:

    They claim:
    For over 30 years, 512 Bytes have been the one-and-only standard sector size for any PC mass storage media. Now modern drives in "Advanced Format" can have different sector sizes (512, 512e, 1Kn, and 4Kn). HDClone allows you to create clones and file images between disks with different sector formats and converts NTFS and FAT file systems automatically.


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