I’m trying to clone a 1TB HDD to a 2TB HDD and so far it’s been 15 hours. Am I doing anything wrong?
I first used Macrium and that took 3 hours but resulted in a new disk with the exact same order of partitions with a very large unallocated space at the end. I tried to use MiniTool to move the unallocated space to append to C drive but it would not move.
I am currently using MiniTool to clone the disk. This time it allowed me to shuffle the order of the partitions before the clone. This is where I am at now, it having been what seems an inordinate number of hours. 15 so far.
I suspect the type of partitions may be causing the problem. The Linux ones are in the middle of C dirive and the unallocated space. They may be blocking the movement of C and the unallocated space. The partitions are in order:
- C drive ntfs
- Ext4 Linux
- Unallocated Linux swap
- D Recovery ntfs
- E HP_Tools fat32
(Unallocated space after clone)
Trying to change the order to make the Unalloced appear after C drive is not possible before or after clone except only with MiniTool before the cloning operation.
Sometimes the software will change the sizes of the existing partitions in the new clone. I altered them back to their original size with the exception of the new C drive which becomes bigger.