Cloning to a 3TB disk.
Hello Acronis Community,
I recently purchased a True Image Home 2011 Plus Pack from Frys and was trying to upgrade my desktop from the old 500 GB hard disk to a new 3 TB hard disk.
Instead of using the disk which came with the pack, I went ahead and registered the products on the Acronis site and downloaded the latest build ( I think it is 6868).
For some reason, I am unable to clone this disk. Here is what is happening.
1) Boot from Acronis CD.
2) Select Tools and Utilities
3) Select Clone disk.
4) Select Source disk - I can see my 500 GB old drive.
5) Select target disk, I can see the 2.79 TB new drive.
6) After selecting the new disk, it asks me to select the data moving method and irrespective of what I choose, I get stuck here. With Manual - it shows a dialogue box with a rotating clock and says processing and stays there forever.
I tried waiting here for a few hours, but it just does not go ahead.
Do I need to prep the new disk before I start the cloning process?
Any help / advice will be highly appreciated.
Clone disk operation is not supported for dynamic and GPT disks, and the limit for MBR disks is 2 TB (with 512 bytes sector size). This may be the problem.