Clone Disk hang in "preparing"
I have for some time tried to clone my HDD in my Lenovo W541 to a SSD.
It was allways hanging in "poreparing state".
I was trying to clone while the HDD was mountied in my laptop and the SSD in an external USB cabinet, and also with the SSD mounted in the laptop and the HDD in the external USB cabinet.
Same result for both configurations.
After a lot of trial and error I figured out that if I connected the USB cabinet to an USB3 port I would hang during the preparing phase of the cloning, just after reboot to the Acronis flash image.
If I connected the USB cabinet to an USB2 port it worked perfectly.
Today I successfully cloned my HDD to the SSD in the USB cabinet and it succeeded and was able to boot when I mounted the SSD in my laptop.
Just to let you know, if for some reason someone else has the same problem.