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clone HDD Sony Vaio Tap 20

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    clone HDD Sony Vaio Tap 20


    I have a AIO Sony Vaio Tap 20 that I really like, but I want to run off of a different HDD that is a hybrid drive (SSD + HDD) to increase the responsiveness. I have cloned the drive using Macrium's Reflect, but the drive won't boot. At power up, it says "a required device isn't connected" and I can get into several things like the BIOS, but the BIOS is so sparse there isn't anything to do. If I put the original drive back in, all works.

    Sony claims that cloning isn't supported, but I wonder how it even knows the drive is different. I wonder if I can overcome it.

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    With macrium create a full disk image to an external drive, replace the hybrid drive for the new one and restore the previously created image.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Welcome to EightForums.

    Take a look at this post:
    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
    With macrium create a full disk image to an external drive, replace the hybrid drive for the new one and restore the previously created image.
    How do I "restore the previously created image"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Welcome to EightForums.

    Take a look at this post:
    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
    I will try that tool instead. The problem could be with Reflect. Otherwise, that is the exact procedure I followed using the Reflect tool.
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    AmazinglySmooth
    I am looking at doing the same thing but with a straight ssd drive
    Can u tell me if your migration was successful
    and what what the specific drive u use
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckess View Post
    AmazinglySmooth
    I am looking at doing the same thing but with a straight ssd drive
    Can u tell me if your migration was successful
    and what what the specific drive u use
    I haven't tried again. I tried to upgrade to a Momentus XT 500GB drive.
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    I see
    I tried to install new ssd drive
    Installation went well and then I was at the last step of Recovery and the system died
    Could not get to the Bios under any circumstances
    Had to order a replacement
    I do not know if the crash was my cause or a fluke
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    Even putting in original drive did not help the condition
    Wireless and power lights kept staying on
    Very bizarre
    Sony Tech support were of no use
    They have no knowledge of this particular unit
    I guess it is to new
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  10. #10


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    windows 8


    Using Paragon's tool solved it. I am good to go now. Thanks.
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