Cloning Hard Drive

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September 28, 2009 at 03:34:41
Specs: XP, generic 2Gb Ram
Computer has two Hard drives (both in caddies). One is IDE other is SATA.
Using IDE (XP) drive I wish to Clone this to SATA drive using Acronis True Image.
Acronis goes through the 'normal' process but at the point of transfer, it does not carry on.
Is this a known problem in trying to Clone, IDE to SATA

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September 28, 2009 at 12:51:56
Clone should not care as long as Acronis supports the sata drive and controller.

Any errors?

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 28, 2009 at 13:15:52
"Clone should not care as long as Acronis supports the sata drive and controller."

As in, if it does, you can see both drives in the program.

Most cloning programs will quit at some point if they find anything wrong with the data on the source drive. Did you check all partitions on the source drive with CHKDSK /F before you attempted to clone the source drive?

Most cloning programs will quit at some point if they find anything wrong with the source or the destination drive.

Did you test both hard drives with drive manufacturer's diagnostics?
Check your hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostics.
See the latter part of response 1 in this:

(thanks to Dan Penny for this link:)
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities

If you don't have a floppy drive, you can get a CD image diagnostic utility from most hard drive manufacturer's web sites, but obviously you would need to make a burned CD, preferably a CD-R for best compatibilty, on another computer if you need to.

"(both in caddies)"

Some people mistakenly call external drive enclosures caddies.

USB devices may not work correctly when they're connected to certain USB ports, e.g. ports in a hub or on the front of a desktop case.
See response 3 in this:

External drives require a lot of power, and they won't work properly in all possible USB ports you can plug them into.
See response 1 in this:

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September 28, 2009 at 16:24:12
Thanks for comments..
As per caddies, they are both TRUE caddies not external USB caddies.
Using exactly (same computer using caddies etc) and the same Acronis proccedure, have cloned an IDE drive (different operating systems) to another IDE drive, this cloned alright.
Will do as you suggested and look into the matter further.
Thanks for your help, appreciated.

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September 28, 2009 at 16:54:23
Some programs do an initial check for available drives. If you are pulling out one caddie to insert the other, that might be the problem.

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September 29, 2009 at 03:55:29
Both caddies are in the computer from boot up.
Acronis sees both, but fails at the 'last' hurdle of actually copying.Thanks for reply.

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September 29, 2009 at 08:21:26
I've been Using Acronis for a couple of years now and have found it to be rather flaky at times. See if you can get your hands on Symantec Ghost. It has always been very stable.

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