The issue: Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed
"I recently bought a Samsung SSD and want to clone my old hard drive to the relatively smaller SSD (yet is sufficient to contain all data). Installed Samsung Data Migration. connected SSD, and then started the cloning. Everything went well at the beginning. However, following window just prompted when it reaches 100%. What does that mean? How can I be able to complete cloning? Thanks."
Samsung Data Migration cloning failed and give you various errors, such as, cloning failed 400230 [061b66], cloning failed -00001[ffffffff], cloning failed with a message saying “Cannot create a snapshot”, “Target Disk has been disconnected”, clone failed with an error code like 0, 99,100, etc.
Up until now, there is no specific reasons for Samsung data migration error, but you still can try the simple and common solutions to fix it. Also, you can consider free alternative to Samsung Data Migration.
Solutions to Samsung Data Migration Tool Cloning Failed
Many users have reported such errors. There are some the tried and true solutions in the following and you can follow the steps listed below.
Fix 1. Disable Hibernation mode.The simplest way should be to use the prompt command. Run the command “powercfg /hibernate off” in the Command Prompt. Note that the Hibernation mode is disabled by default on Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10.
Fix 2. Disable page files. Right click on This Computer, go to Properties--> Advanced-->Performance-->Advanced-->Change, and click on the change button. Uncheck the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”,and select the option No Paging File.
Fix 3. Defragment the HDD. Type in "disk defragmenter" in the search box, and then you can find the Defragment utility shown at the top of the search results. Open it and defragment the hard drive.
Fix 4. Disable system restore point files. Right click on This Computer, and go to Properties--> System Protection, and then turn off Restore Point Protection for the C drive.
Fix 5. Reboot your PC and shrink or extend C partition a bit. Then connect the SSD to start cloning.
Fix 6. Decrypt BitLocker before cloning. Type bitlocker in the search box and select it, then click Turn off BitLocker next to the drive you want to decrypt. This solution is used to fix Samsung Data Migration cloning failed 00001[ffffffff] error.
Fix 7. Run chkdsk command to find out if there is a bad sector or not. Bad sectors can be one of the reasons for Samsung data migration cloning failed. Press Win + R to open the Run box and then type cmd in the window, input chkdsk and hit Enter.
After all these steps, the Samsung Data Migration error should be fixed. If Samsung data migration still does not work, you can see below and clone HDD to Samsung SSD with free alternative software.
Alternative to Samsung Data Migration (Recommended)
AOMEI Backupper Standard, free hard drive cloning software, can clone hard drive to SSD no matter what kind of SSD you use, and it doesn’t have a connection problem.
Before cloning, AOMEI Backupper will detect whether the space on destination SSD is sufficient or not. If not enough space, you can slim your HDD by removing data to another disk or use system clone (supported by Professional edition) to only migrate OS to SSD.
Besides, it allows you to clone large HDD to small SSD as long as the SSD is sufficient to keep all the data on the HDD. To clone MBR disk to GPT disk, you could consider using the paid version, such as, AOMEI Backupper Workstation.
To provide users a better experience, it designs some special features, including “Edit Partitions”, “SSD Alignment”, and “Sector By Sector Clone”. These features can help you resolve some issues related to disk clone, system clone and partition clone.
Let’s see how it works when Samsung Data Migration cloning failed on 850 EVO or other versions. Detailed steps are below.
1. Download and install the program on your computer. Then run it.
2. Click the Disk Clone option under Clone tab.
3. Select the source disk that you are going to clone, and click Next. Note that it is not supported to clone an entire dynamic disk, but you can use Partition Clone to select all the partitions on the dynamic disk to clone as a workaround.
4. Choose the Samsung SSD as destination disk, and then click on the Next. Note that all data on the destination disk will be deleted before cloning.
5. Select SSD Alignment and then click Start Clone to proceed. You can use your computer as normal and the cloning process won’t be affected.
SSD Alignment: This option is used to accelerate the writing and reading speed of SSD disk. And it can extend the life of SSD disk. If the destination disk is a SSD disk, you should tick this option.
Edit Partitions: It offers an option called "Add unused space to all partitions" (available in paid versions) that can help you avoid unallocated space after cloning disk to larger disk. In general, there be unallocated space left after cloning to a larger disk and you cannot see it in File Explorer. In this case, you may resize partitions in Disk Management or use this option in AOMEI Backupper.
6. (Optional) Shut down your computer after completion. Replace HDD with Samsung SSD or change boot order in BIOS before you boot from the cloned Samsung SSD.
Using AOMEI Backupper can be an excellent choice when Samsung Data Migration cloning failed. Besides, it can also be used to create system image backup, backup hard drive, restore system when it is not working, and many more.
Another Way to Migrate OS and Data to Samsung SSD
Besides cloning, you still can try backup and restore with AOMEI Backupper. To resolve Samsung data migration error, you can choose to create a system image backup or disk image backup and then you can restore image to new SSD when your computer run into issues.
To create a system image, you can launch AOMEI Backupper, click Backup and Disk Backup, then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the backup task. To backup only OS, click Backup and System Backup.
To restore image to new drive, you need to create a bootable media and then install the new SSD to your computer and connect the drive containing image. Boot the new SSD from bootable media, click Restore at the pop-up window, select a backup task and backup point, then follow the rest of steps to complete the restore process.
Like Samsung Data Migration, AOMEI Backupper is an excellent disk cloning software, which allows you clone hard drive to Samsung SSD when Samsung Data Migration cloning failed. Also, you can use it to clone HDD to Seagate SSD, clone HDD to Kingston SSD, clone hard drive to SanDisk SSD, etc.
What’s more, this software is suitable for both beginners and IT technicians, because it provides users 5 versions, including 1 free version and 4 paid versions. If you are beginners, you can use AOMEI Backupper Standard or Professional; If you are IT technicians, you can use AOMEI Backupper Technician or Technician Plus. Also, AOMEI Backupper provide a version for server users, it’s AOMEI Backupper Server. Download the suitable software for you and enjoy your new journey.