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Cloning software

by mopscare42 / November 14, 2012 11:08 AM PST

Trying to clone my hard drive to a new SSD.
The Kingston SSD I bought uses Acronis, but the software won't work with my Alienware computer because the UEFI bios won't let it boot from a CD or USB drive. Anyway, that's what I was told why it's not working.
So I am looking for another program that will work.
What is a good cloning software I can download? Free would be nice if possible.
My neighbor said "Clonezilla" is one, but it is very complicated to use. So want to stay away from that if possible.

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Clonezilla was easy to use for me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2012 12:49 AM PST
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But I understand that folk today do not want to use the older style of menu picks.

UEFI is very new stuff and will take the industry a few years to catch up. Here's Acronis with UEFI support.



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Thanks Bob.
by mopscare42 / November 15, 2012 3:24 AM PST

That link is what I was looking for.
Acronis has a trial version of the Acronis 2013 and I will only need to use it once anyway.
It appears that Kingston just sends out the old stuff and not in any hurry to catch up.
The guy at Kingston told me the version they send with the SSD is the latest version of Acronis they had. It gives a date on the program as 3/16/2008 which didn't seem right.
I will also look at Clonezilla.
Thanks again.

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Good Idea, But
by mopscare42 / November 15, 2012 4:38 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks Bob.

The trial version of Acronis doesn't give you the "clone" option which I needed, so will go with Clonezilla.

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More info about Clonezilla
by joekingsley / November 25, 2012 10:17 PM PST
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I wont have any idea about Clonezilla.I think this is much better option than clone .If you found out more info about clonezilla than please post it.

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All you need to do is use google to find it. Why wait
by VAPCMD / November 26, 2012 8:28 AM PST

when you can do it yourself ?


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Thanks everyone
by mopscare42 / November 27, 2012 2:58 AM PST

But I have given up on installing the SSD.
There are ways to do it with UEFI, but too many hoops to jump through so will wait awhile.
As Bob stated it will take awhile until the industry cathes up and i'm in no hurry.
My son installed the same SSD using the provided software in his daughters laptop that doesn't use UEFI, it installed with no problems.
He said it was a huge inprovement over the 5400 RPM drive that he removed.

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Amen on huge improvement. I under the impression that some
by VAPCMD / December 17, 2012 11:42 AM PST
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SSD mfgs are actually providing cloning SW like Acronis with the SSD.


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They do but UEFI is a mine field for now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2012 12:06 PM PST

Given them a year?

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partition manager
by mariacateria / December 16, 2012 4:48 PM PST
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3rd party partition wizard can do it.

it seems that there are many free partition wizard in the software market.

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