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How To Clone HDD’s and SSD’s In Windows Using Macrium Reflect Free Cloning Software

April 8, 2018 Jon 19 Comments

Hard Drive and Solid State Drive Cloning Guide
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It was about time I did an SSD upgrade for all my Steam and Origin games as my HDD is starting to show sighs of failing on me. This was a great opportunity for me to create a simple guide on how you can clone an SSD or HDD yourself using free cloning software called Macrium Reflect. I cover all the necessary steps to complete this process and have listed below at what times each step is done just in case you want to skip to certain steps 🙂

Depending on your goal, using this process you can easily upgrade existing drives and also make backups of important data. Its such a simple process if followed correctly but it just takes a bit of time. For me it was approx 4 hours to complete all steps including the clone process itself which took 3 hours.

(01:49) Temp installation of new drive
(02:40) Initiate and assign drive letter
(06:20) Macrium Reflect cloning process
(09:19) New drive properly mounted into case
(10:03) Finalising upgrade and assigning new drive letter
(required step if replacing existing drive!)

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  1. Notty Dogz
    April 8, 2018 - 5:16 am

    So when everything is cloned can I delete everything off my first one

  2. asado masiram
    April 8, 2018 - 5:58 am

    awesome video,, please teach how to make a simplified desktop menu, just logo and 1 cl;ick,,hehehe,, thank you

  3. Sssthpok
    April 8, 2018 - 6:58 am

    stay well away from Windows 10. MS really showed their respect for IT with that pile of dog s**t

  4. OTS_M
    April 8, 2018 - 7:09 am

    Nice room put Some sound acoustic panels in there for better sound

  5. mosquitor !!
    April 8, 2018 - 7:57 am

    0.o that cable management is inexcusable mang

  6. Today's Topic
    April 8, 2018 - 8:12 am

    Great Video!!! Thank you….got me through cloning a new HDD on XP computer….Gave you Thumbs up and a subscription! Thanks again.

    April 8, 2018 - 8:22 am

    Why do I keep getting a failure 0x8004230c when it is trying to take a snap shot

  8. the iron waffle
    April 8, 2018 - 9:16 am

    i have a wd 1tb and it says it is 4096 bytes and it isn't compatible with my samsung ssd

  9. spencer patton
    April 8, 2018 - 9:21 am

    fantastic video

  10. Dannyboyz
    April 8, 2018 - 9:43 am

    Sooooo… where would you recommend we get this software? Also, easiest way to get into Disk Management is just right click on "My Computer" and go to manage.

  11. Own Malkawi
    April 8, 2018 - 9:55 am

    god fucking d**n , thank you anyways but you are really annoying next time try to talk less

  12. Jason Haynes
    April 8, 2018 - 9:55 am

    Keep getting clone failed. Any ideas?

  13. Fredno
    April 8, 2018 - 10:33 am

    So… I just cloned my HDD to my SSD. Can I delete the old files from the HDD?

  14. Gediz Hussein
    April 8, 2018 - 11:19 am

    Great video mate. Very useful, thanks

  15. Calhiem Sawin
    April 8, 2018 - 11:54 am

    Cloned successful and change boot device too. But windows wont boot from the new disc. Any help please? Anyone? Thank you in advance.

  16. J P
    April 8, 2018 - 12:21 pm

    I need help on this It says the following drive is in use and restore cannot continue

  17. Johnny Frisco
    April 8, 2018 - 12:25 pm

    Really well explained, thankyou… Definitely be using this video as reference to clone my new SSD

  18. Mattuiop
    April 8, 2018 - 1:17 pm

    Help, I get a compatibility error when selecting my new drive. my source is a 5 year old 1tb western digital hard disk and my target is a brand new 2tb high speed seagate hard drive. Any ideas?

  19. HavoK Design's
    April 8, 2018 - 2:02 pm

    Thanks man, great help and very useful video. Good that you don't skip parts 🙂

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