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by OntPhoto on Sun May 09, 2021 10:28 pm
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It is not for me but I may use it too.  I have Acronis but never used it on my old PC with Win 7.  With a faster PC and Win 10, I'll try Acronis.

But for someone who is not tech savvy and just wants a simple software that will clone a HDD, what is your recommendation?  It can be either free or a commercial product but has to be very easy to use.  Thanks.
 

by pdschu on Mon May 10, 2021 11:15 am
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I use Macrium Reflect.
Free from Macrium.com
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by signgrap on Mon May 10, 2021 12:01 pm
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pdschu wrote:
I use Macrium Reflect.
Free from Macrium.com

I also use the free version of Macrium Reflect after E.J.'s recommendation a number of years back.
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by Langsey on Mon May 10, 2021 2:09 pm
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I use Goodsync without any problems.
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by Scott Fairbairn on Mon May 10, 2021 3:43 pm
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Carbon Copy is easy to use.
 

by Alan Melle on Mon May 10, 2021 4:16 pm
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Langsey wrote:
I use Goodsync without any problems.




Goodsync is a good backup program but I don't believe that it's a cloning program. For cloning I use Macrium Reflect.
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by E.J. Peiker on Tue May 11, 2021 5:57 am
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Macrium Reflect - the free version is all you need.
 

by OntPhoto on Wed May 12, 2021 2:23 pm
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Thanks everyone for recommending the free version of Macrium Reflect. I have to ask, what makes this software that good? That it is all you need instead f Acronis or the Windows 10 cloning tool?
 

by pdschu on Wed May 12, 2021 3:15 pm
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That is an easy one: it's free, it's reliable, and EJ recommended it. :D
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by E.J. Peiker on Wed May 12, 2021 9:12 pm
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I have had lots of problems with Acronis in the past and their support was awful. Now that is years ago. I found Macrium when I got fed up with Acronis and have never been let down by it.
 

by signgrap on Thu May 13, 2021 7:11 am
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
I have had lots of problems with Acronis in the past and their support was awful.  Now that is years ago.  I found Macrium when I got fed up with Acronis and have never been let down by it.

My experience is the same as E.J.'s.  The moment I got Macrium I never used Acronis again.
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by Eia on Thu May 13, 2021 5:10 pm
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Will Macrium Reflect wipe the hard drive on my computer after cloning to external SSD?  I have files backed up but would really like to clone my hard drive.
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by OntPhoto on Fri May 14, 2021 9:37 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
I have had lots of problems with Acronis in the past and their support was awful.  Now that is years ago.  I found Macrium when I got fed up with Acronis and have never been let down by it.


Thanks.  I have a copy of Acronis but may use Macrium Reflect instead. The easier to use, the better.  Now if you are having issues with Acronis, that says a lot. 
 

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