Samsung SSD - A Guide To Using The Samsung Data Migration Tool




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Luke Bottomley: Can i clone my 8.1 OS from my HDD to my brand new SSD im about to install? 

Roger London: CLONE FAIL SAMSUNG SSD to Samsung SSD Fails on every PC CLONE FAIL FAIL FAIL So I have a Haswell i7 rig (GTX 780) with Platinum PSU etc etc... W8.1 Pro (and a few other W8.1 PC`s I tried the clone op with also)........ .... and on the SSD to clone in question, it is a Samsung EVO 250Gb SSD. It seems to work perfect. But its getting near full~ish.... (30Gb spare).... ... so I bought a Samsung EVO VNAND 500Gb.... (twice the capacity) and thought an easy clone was in store.... (I also have some additional drives I have just disconnected for the Clone op [as the Samsung clone software was being stupid [trying to get me to clone my documents drive to my new SSD]). With or without the other drives connected, it FAILS, FAILS, FAILS. So; when I try to clone, It gets to about 33% cloned, and then fails. Time after time. Recent ERROR MESSAGE is:- "Failed to retrieve source information 205500(0322bc)" I tried to clone the SSD to SSD on a CLONE machine/Box. A FAIL I tried to clone using Macrium Reflect. A FAIL I tried to clone using EASEUS. A FAIL. I tried them all a few times including the SAMSUNG CLONE Software. FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL What am I doing wrong? Is there a problem with the 250Gb SSD I don`t know about (I am using this PC with it in now)... Or will a SAMSUNG EVO not clone to a SAMSUNG VNAND ? Do I have to try everything including disabling features such as RAPID MODE? And Disable Performance and everything? Or what??? I have been a dozen hours trying to do this simple task. P.S. I tired to contact SAMSUNG; but as I bought the SSD`s from Amazon, their help website gives me the brush off. And I dont want to send them back; as they both work (I installed a bare W8.1 onto the VNAND and it ran great [But I have thousands of files and links to the other hard drives; and programs etc etc etc and it would take me a month of part-time work to get them all linked properly... so I PREFER To CLONE. It should be easy.... so.... 

C. Crave: Can I do this the reverse way? Say transfer data from your ssd to a regular hard drive?

Dave Dancis: Can I delete/reformat the source disk after? Please help

A Freethinker: Is there a way to clone my windows and put that on the new SSD? I don't want to re-install windows all over again. There's no need for that.

DovahJoe: missing bootmgr?

rubikfan1: i have a question. i have a 840evo and i did cloned my hdd to the ssd easy. in my laptop. but in the future i might want to put the ssd data back in the hdd, so i can use the ssd for something else. is that possible? and can i use the software to clone non samsung hdd/sdd. as this is the best clone software around(as far as i know), but my friend might use a different ssd. or even just an hdd upgrade. whould it work?

Marat Dolzhenko: Also here is a side-by-side benchmark of a Samsung 840 pro (512gb) vs a standard 1tb HDD (1tb HDD to the left, and the Samsung 840 pro to the right): http://i.imgur.com/LNp1fPb.png The SSD kills the HDD in performance, and the SSD completed the test in under a second, while the HDD took some time to complete the test. The HDD is a standard WD 1tb 7200RPM Sata 3 Drive ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136767 ) In my personal opinion, and experience: Nowadays you should always have an SSD as your main boot-drive and for applications that you want to load fast (Photoshop, Skyrim, other games, etc) -- Basically something that has a ton of little files throughout the drive and need to be read. For storage, HDD is the way to go. For things like movies, CD Backups (I back up all my driver CDs), Movies, Operating System ISOs, photos, and files that are not constantly being read/don't need the speed of an SSD; keep them on a second drive. 

Matthew Matthews: My issue: My Source and Target are both my SSD. I'm trying to clone my HDD to the SSD but I can't if they are both labeled as my SSD.

Jason Gador: so i tried cloning my HDD with this tool, but its stuck on 100%... i got no options but to click cancel or the X at the top. Please help? It took 4 hours to clone and i really dont want to keep repeating.

sean widdowson: I just bought the 840 evo 120gb sss and i want to migrate all my data form my hardrive to my ssd using my laptop how do i do it? does the 840 evo 120gb ssd come with usb adapter?

Black Rice: I have the 850 Pro. Running windows 8.1 and neither of the Samsung software recognize the SSD

BURCHDOG: Anyone know how to actually use Samsung SSD Magician ? Is it even necessary?

TappT: i only want to copy my windows 8, without my programs, is that possible?

Gregory Hafen: Well Samsung, Now what? I got to 97 percent done and a code "Failed to retrieve source information 205500(0322bc)" pops up. Any suggestions anyone.

John Adams: As they say @ Staples, That was easy! Transferred / cloned from HP Envy 1 tb hdd to Samsung 830 256 gb ssd in about a half hour. Installed & it booted right up. I used an Apricorn sata to usb adapter cable. Had tried with Easus todo backup with no luck even though it has worked many times in the past on different pc's and hard drives.

Ampersand: Does anybody know if you can do the data migration without using the SATA to USB cable?

Marat Dolzhenko: Honestly there is never a bad time to reinstall windows, if you guys have desktops -- I suggest buying another sata3 wire, installing a fresh windows copy on your new ssd (512gb 840 pro in my case) and make it your C drive (Your windows boot drive/hdd) After install, plug in your old HDD, and use it as storage. You can keep your old files that you need, move some stuff to your SDD (games you want to load fast), and delete everything you don't need like your old windows. Now I have my 512 840 pro running as my boot drive, with windows, and games that I need to load fast, and my old 1tb HDD as my storage drive. Changed my downloads directory to B:/downloads (1tb WD HDD [storage drive]), because why waste writes/storage on our SSD when we don't even need it's speed? Install programs that I don't need to be on the SSD into B:/program files or B:/program files (x86) How things look :) http://i.imgur.com/04EUZo5.png Also it's awesome to have Hard Disk Sentinel running in the background as it checks on your drives (SSD, HDD, water driver) periodically and tells you how they're doing and etc. Runs in the background, uses S.M.A.R.T (If your Mobo supports it), and knows everything about your drives! http://www.hdsentinel.com/ And here's a little benchmark of my 840 pro 512gb vs my old 1TB HDD :) http://i.imgur.com/LNp1fPb.png Hope this helps some Desktop users, feel free to message/reply for help on running multiple drives, moving files, setting up windows directories on different drives, etc -- Happy to help!

Maxim Roberts: I'm trying to custom clone windows and a few games from my 1TB hard drive to my 250gb samsung evo. It only selects media files and even when I try and scan for everything in the hard drive it doesn't find it. Can anyone PLEASE help me out or give me other software that I can use. Thanks

Kunschner: What if I just want to migrate just the OS?

MisterMonkeyMonk: Aaaaand a download link is nowhere to be found in the video description.

Michael Walker: does anybody know if this will completely clone everything or will it just transfer your files and you have to customize your desktop again unlike the intel software

Bob Gorton: I cannot install the data migration software. It starts then presents this message and aborts: 'Feature transfer error - Access is Denied'. Any ideas?

Danny Sillence: Please answer. Does this software also clone you're factory restore? Just wanna double check.

Miguel Angel Riego Alrich: does this also work if I connect the disk via the sata cables and not USB?

Mike Jones: Piece of junk doesn't work. It can't even find all your drives installed in your PC. It assumes the only thing you want to migrate is your C drive. But what do you expect for free?

Ray ray Vidal: Macintosh user here , Got myself a Samsung 850 PRO 3D V- NAND 1TB , Had to do fresh Yosemite install ,got trim support but where can i get Samsung magician software for mac .Samsung only do PC software , Do i really need it or I'm I looking in the wrong place ? Sorry guys its my first time doing this wiv a SSD so can anyone help me ? 

ALTrooperUK: Say i have a 1TB HDD but only 150gb was being used. Does that mean i could buy a 250gb SSD and migrate the 150gb of HDD Data or would you need to mirgrate the whole hard drive ?. As soon as this has been answered i will order a 250gb SSD really really need one my PC is so slow.

James Hilger: I have a np700z3a-s07 and the rapid mode will not work. Also when I try to delete a file from my ssd, it also deletes it off my hdd. I can't turn the "mirror" off. I deleted my express cache software so that shouldn't be interfering.

RAULO3: what if i use this for my pc and than change the motherboard?

Kundy Yeung: Did Samsung make this song?

Kenneth Ottesen: Why do I get this message saying: <> when it is connected all the time, and my laptop does recognize it? I am trying to migrate from a smaller Crucial SSD to a larger Samsung SSD.

TheButtonSmasher: Thank you samsung :)

David H: How do I transfer data to an msata drive? My Series 7 Ultra uses msata and I bought a Crucial M550 512GB drive for it.

YPO6: Can I choose to clone only operating system, and not music, video, photos etc files?

Phoebe Ann Sharp: Well, that was the most content-free video I've seen in a long time...

Urban: If only all instructional videos were this simple

kzbomerang: will it migrate partitions too?

Roger Dodger: Having previously sung the praise of Samsung SSD`s I have to tell you that the Data Migration software is the worst piece of timewasting GARBAGE that a dog ever had to vomit onto its bed. Give it up samsung. Kill the horrid beast while you still have time. Don`t destroy hundreds of thousands of hours of your combined customers time by providing this error cloning failed:- "target disk has been disconnected 00001[ffffffff]" and such crap. Its a brain-killer. Keep it away from average humans.

tomal28: can i know what music is it ?

Mitch Stockwell: so i migrated all my stuff to the SSD (labeled Z:) how do i get it to become the drive i boot off of and name it C: drive?

Warren Lauzon: The Samsung Migration software would not work for my 840 EVO cloning from a smaller Corsair SSD. I finally ended up having to use the Corsair Toolbox software to migrate it. It would not boot using the Samsung Migration.

Cam Kustka: Does the 850 Evo come with that Sata to USB adapter? That would be extremely useful.

Trey Hines: Question 1, if I buy a 250GB Evo will I be able to transfer my OS, Steam and some other files from my current laptop and then use the SSD in my new desktop I'm building? Question 2, what song is that playing throughout the video, I want to download it!

gtaman72: I just got my 250gb 840 evo ssd in the mail today and the data migration software isn’t working how I want it to. I just want to migrate my operating system and some steam games from my 1T hard drive but it wants to transfer 600 GB and only lets me deselect 9 GB of media files and won’t let me continue

KOSH !: Can I transfer from SSD to HDD as well?

faruq idham: Can I just migrate my windows 8 and not any other files?

MrJgaspa: Just did it, cloned 80gb of OS data to a 250GB in under 45 min (your speed depends on your config.), works perfectly, no windows 8.1 reactivation needed, very satisfied, well done Samsung :)

Java Flask: can some 1 help me, this samsung migration tool is rubbish it only allows you to migrate ALL the data. how do i only migrate my OS from HDD to SSD? pls help some1

Kawaii Hatsune: can i just transfer OS and 1 of my games? i really dont want to have to buy a 1tb SSD and do the whole thing
Rating:
Samsung SSD - A Guide to using the Samsung Data Migration Tool 4.7 out of 5

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