Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed | 7 Ways to Fix it!

Samsung Data Migration cloning failed with error 400230 [061b66], -00001[ffffffff], etc., how to fix? Try the 7 solutions in this article. If Samsung Data Migration tool still cannot work, there's also an effective alternative.


By Ivy Updated on November 14, 2023

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🌟 Video Guide: How to Fix Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed

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

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 specific percentage like 0, 99,100, etc.

Sometimes, you may even encounter Samsung Data Migration interrupted for unknown reasons. Luckily, you still can try the common solutions to fix it. Also, you could consider using best Samsung Data Migration alternative.

Solutions to Samsung Data Migration Tool Cloning Failed

Many users have reported such errors. There are some tried and true solutions below and you can follow the steps to fix “the Data Migration function has been interrupted for an unknown reason”. 

Fix 1. Disable Hibernation mode

The simplest way should be using the prompt command. Run the command “powercfg.exe /hibernate off” in the Command Prompt. Note that the Hibernation mode is disabled by default on Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10/11.


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 system protection for the C drive.

Disable System Protection

Fix 5. Reboot your PC and shrink or extend C partition a bit

Press Win + R to open the Run box and then type “diskmgmt.msc” in the window to open Disk Management. Right click on C drive and choose Shrink/Extend Volume. 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 repair bad sectors

Bad sectors can be one of the reasons for Samsung SSD clone failed. Press Win + R to open the Run box and then type “cmd” in the window, input “chkdsk e: /f /r /x” (e: stands for the disk you want to clone) and hit Enter.

Run Chkdsk

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 best alternative software.

Alternative to Samsung Data Migration (Recommended)

AOMEI Backupper Professional, best hard drive cloning software for Windows 11/10/8/7, can clone hard drive to SSD no matter what kind of SSD you use, and it doesn’t have a connection problem.

  • It supports entire disk clone, system clone and individual partition clone. Both come with helpful auxiliary functions.
  • By default, the intelligent clone will copy only used sectors and therefore allows you to clone large HDD to small SSD as long as the SSD is sufficient to keep all the data on the HDD. 
  • If your target disk is larger, you can also use the "Sector By Sector Clone" mode to copy all the sectors, including the blank and logically bad ones.
  • If the target disk is an SSD, there's an “SSD Alignment” option to accelerate its reading & writing speed and extend its life span.

Let’s see how it works when Samsung cloning failed on 850 EVO or other versions. 

1. Download and install the best hard drive cloning software on your computer. Then run it.

Download Free TrialWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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2. Click the Disk Clone option under Clone tab.

Disk Clone

Note: The Clone feature can only be demonstarted in the trial version, if you want to clone HDD to Samsung SSD and directly boot from it, please upgrade Pro trial to the full version of AOMEI Backupper Professional.

3. Select the source disk that you are going to clone, and click Next.

Select Disk

4. Choose the Samsung SSD as destination disk, and then click on the Next.

All data on the destination disk will be deleted before cloning, so backup files in advance if it is not empty.

Choose Destination Disk

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.

Start Clone


  • 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 you two options, namely, "Add unused space to all partitions" and "Manually adjust partition size", to help you avoid unallocated space after cloning disk to larger disk. In general, there will be unallocated space left after cloning to a larger disk and you cannot use it unless you re-partition it.

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. Please note that it does not supports cloning dynamic disk in Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, if your disk is, try to clone dynamic system partition with System Clone and then clone dynamic data partition with Partition Clone.

System Clone

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 when your computer runs into issues, you can restore image to new SSD.

To create a disk image, you can launch AOMEI Backupper, click Backup and Disk Backup, and then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the backup task. To backup only OS, click Backup and System Backup.

Disk 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 your computer from bootable media, click Restore at the pop-up window, select a backup task and backup point, and then follow the rest of the steps to complete the restore process.

Disk Restore

The End

How do I fix Samsung Data Migration cloning failed? This page offers you 7 fixes and the best alternative. Like Samsung Data Migration, AOMEI Backupper is an excellent disk cloning software which allows you to clone hard drive to Samsung SSD easily. 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 with 5 versions. If you are a beginner, you can use AOMEI Backupper Standard or Professional; If you are an IT technician, 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.

Ivy · Editor
Ivy is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She is an outgoing girl and enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She usually hangs out with friends at her leisure time.