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Limitations of Macrium Reflect on a small drive


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I have one laptop with only 250G of space which has Win7 plus some data that I want to preserve.  I considered downloading the trial of Macrium Reflect but the size indicates to me that it would not work with such a small drive.   Is there a smaller version or another way to clone the drive for safe keeping?


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Hi Janis,

 

Macrium Reflect should work on a 250gb hard drive as I have used it on smaller hard drives before.


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question is where are you cloning/imaging the 250GB drive to?

 

macrium reflect can be used to image any size hard drive to dvd's or another hard drive.

 

you can't clone a hard drive to a smaller hard drive if the data on the original hard drive is more than the smaller hard drive can hold, so you couldn't clone a 500Gb hard drive with 300GB of data on it to a 250GB hard drive for example.

 

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I would be cloning onto a 320G HD.   When I looked at the download size plus the install,  I am concerned about space.  I can not remove any of the programs or data that are currently on the drive. 


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sorry i'm really not understanding where your issues are, cloning the 250GB drive to the 320GB drive should really be straight forward.

 

here's the guide :- http://knowledgebase.../Cloning a disk

 

or are you trying to say you've downloaded macrium reflect and there is not enough space on your 250GB drive to install it? i find that hard to believe but if that is the case then create a bootable winpe cd/dvd/usb stick of macrium reflect on another pc and boot that to run the cloning process on your current pc.

 

all info is in the user guide :- http://knowledgebase...t v6 User Guide

 

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thanks for the help/tutorial.   I may have a bad external drive which makes things confusing.  After I study the tutorial, I will have to address the possible hard ware issue.  Indicates loss of power (green to red) intermittently


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