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refurbmike
12-31-2014, 08:38 AM
I have a PC with a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD; the SSD holds Windows and some important programs, everything else is on the HDD. For Christmas, I received a 240GB SSD. I was hoping to use AOMEI to migrate the 128 to the 240.

Last night, I ran the program and followed the instructions. I selected the new SSD as the destination and extended the partition to match the size of the drive. The PC rebooted and started its magic.

When I woke up this morning, I found that the software had WIPED my 1TB drive and created a ~240GB partition on it. The new SSD wasn't touched, but now all of my 1TB of data is gone....

W. T. F.?

TechnoMage
12-31-2014, 03:36 PM
First mistake..... NEVER do anything like resizing a drive or Cloning a drive, with more than the affected drives hooked up and visible in the system. Murphy's law, that says that if something can go wrong, IT WILL, will bite you in the pants every time, if you don't follow that one simple RULE.

I'm not familiar with the program you used, but what you really wanted and needed to do was a simple 'CLONE' of the small ssd drive to the larger ssd drive. Every cloning program I've ever used will compensate for the difference in the size of the two drives. A proper 'Clone' process will do nothing to harm the data on the 'from' drive.

You're not the first person to ever make a boo boo and erase your data drive. Many of us have, at one time in history, made the same mistake, but hopefully you will never make it again. Eh? I know I won't!!!

Maybe it's a poor time to say this......but......Happy New Year!

TechnoMage :cool: