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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10
       30 Sep 2015 #11

    Alright so it's copied successfully! I switched sata cables and am now on my faster 1tb. Everything is here just the way it was on the 2tb. Awesome. Is there a way to ensure that all of my data is properly here and stable?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10
       01 Oct 2015 #12

    Gonna bump since I asked this question a whole day ago.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 1,934
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       01 Oct 2015 #13

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Macrium Reflect Free will clone drives and as shown, is free.
    CloneZilla, also free will do the job as well.

    I've given up on Acronis. They never, ever fix anything, just release a new version you have to pay for to get.

    .....
    Macrium Reflect is so easy to use Make sure you get the FREE Version of it. . . .
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       01 Oct 2015 #14

    acmanten said: View Post
    Macrium Reflect is so easy to use Make sure you get the FREE Version of it. . . .
    invictus has not only gotten that program, he even has already used it.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       01 Oct 2015 #15

    The best way to prevent transfer errors is to use validated transfers whenever you copy files from one storage media to another.

    Windows performs some basic checks when files are copied from one place to another, but it does not do a thorough validation. The only way to be absolutely sure that everything was transferred properly is to perform a bit-for-bit comparison between the original and the copy. I don't know for Macrium Reflect, but many backup software packages at least do checksum compares.
    Last edited by Joergi; 01 Oct 2015 at 13:36.
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  6. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 111
    windows 8.1
       01 Oct 2015 #16

    rest assured, Macrium will not let you down. Once you get the backup it works. Do not lose sleep over it.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 29
    Windows 10
       01 Oct 2015 #17

    Lol I already backed it up! I just need to ensure all my stuff is on both drives before I wipe the 2tb.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 610
    W10
       01 Oct 2015 #18

    ramram55 said: View Post
    rest assured, Macrium will not let you down. Once you get the backup it works. Do not lose sleep over it.
    Do you know what kind of validation Macrium Reflect is doing - if any?
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Penn's Woods
    Posts : 1,176
    Windows 10 Home
       01 Oct 2015 #19

    Joergi said: View Post
    ...I don't know for Macrium Reflect, but many backup software packages at least do checksum compares.
    Yep, only checksum compares for Macrium, not a full validation - http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...res?src=search
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  10. Joined : Aug 2015
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    W10
       01 Oct 2015 #20

    Word Man said: View Post
    Yep, only checksum compares for Macrium, not a full validation - http://knowledgebase.macrium.com/dis...res?src=search
    The help page only says that auto-verify only is available with the full edition of Macrium Reflect. Does the free version of Macrium Reflect offer file verification at all?

    Second point: If Macrium Reflect succesfully verified an image file, there is a very high probability that the image file is in good shape. There however still is a (very small, if you ask me) probability that the file verified, although it in fact is not a copy, which is 100% identical. Macrium Reflect cannot prevent that,
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