nukecad Posted March 20, 2021 ID:1446057 Share Posted March 20, 2021 (edited) I indicated in another thead that I was having issues with a new SSD and cloning my existing HDD to it;https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/271823-many-are-unaware-that-windows10-is-still-free/?do=findComment&comment=1445849 I'll sure that I'll eventually sort it out but would appreciate any insights from others. Here it goes: I bought a new SSD (Kioxia Excieria 480GB, SATA) to replace the HDD in a laptop, Windows 10 20H2. Macrium Reflect failed to clone the installed drive to the new SSD. (SSD in an external enclosure connected by USB). So check the SSD - Windows Disc Management could see it, could initialise it, but wouldn't format it. As I'd just bought it off Amazon I got a next day replacement - exactly the same issues with the new one; MR can't clone, Windows sees it, initilailses it, but can't format it. So my next thought was maybe the external enclosure chips may be at fault and I should get another enclosure or a SATA to USB cable. But now the oddity. I happen to have a friends laptop with Win 10 1909 that I'm fixing a dead pixel screen on. Win10 1909 can see the new SSD (either of them) in the external enclosure and can quick format either with no problem, once formatted then Win10 20H2 can read and write to the disc(s) as you would expect. I've not tried cloning the 1909 laptop because obviously that is not what I want, I want to clone the 20H2 laptop and it's installed apps. PS. I only have one of the SSDs now, I sent the other back. In the end I may just put the new SSD in the laptop and do a fresh install of Win10 20H2 (or 21H1 if it takes that long to sort out this issue), but I would like to keep/clone the current setup if possible. Has anybody got any insights as to why 20H2 seems to have problems with these SSD's? Edited March 20, 2021 by nukecad Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now