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How to clone a single partition to a new HDD WD version

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I have an existing hard drive with two partitions, I am trying to clone the OS partition to a new SSD and the storage partition to a new HDD.

I am using the Western Digital version of Acronis and can not see a way to select a single partition as the source drive.

 

How would I do this? Thanks!

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Paul, welcome to these public User Forums.

See KB 2201: Support for OEM Versions of Acronis Products which applies to all OEM versions of ATI supplied with hardware purchases.

I would advise you to forget about using cloning for this scenario!

The best method of migrating your OS partitions to a new SSD and your storage partition to a separate HDD is to use Backup to make images of the current hard drive, then use the Acronis Rescue Media to boot your computer to Recover the backups to the new drives, one at a time.

I have always used Backup & Recovery to migrate to a new drive.

The steps in outline are as follows:

  1. Create the Acronis Rescue Media (use the Simple option for WinPE if offered.)
  2. Test booting your PC from the rescue media, ensuring you understand how to boot using the same BIOS mode used by your Windows OS and can 'see' your current drive and an external backup drive to hold a full disk backup image.
  3. Make a new full Disk backup of the working drive to an external drive as a one-off backup action.
  4. Shutdown the PC, remove the current drive and install the new one.
  5. Boot from the Acronis Rescue Media with your backup drive connected.
  6. Recover the Backup from step 3. to the new drive.
  7. Check the Log messages before exiting from the rescue media (all logs are lost on exit) to check all is OK.
  8. If all ok, disconnect the external drive, remove the rescue media and restart the PC normally from the new drive.
  9. When you have confirmed all is ok with the new drive, make a new backup again to include any new device drivers installed for the new drive.

See KB 63226: Acronis True Image 2020: how to create bootable media and KB 59877: Acronis True Image: how to distinguish between UEFI and Legacy BIOS boot modes of Acronis Bootable Media

KB 63295: Acronis True Image 2020: How to restore your computer with WinPE-based or WinRE-based media