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

Samsung Data Migration cloning failed with error 400230 [061b66], -00001[ffffffff], unknown reason, etc., how to fix? Try the 7 solutions in this article, or the best alternative - AOMEI Backupper.


By Ivy Updated on May 29, 2024

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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], interrupted for unknown reason, 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.

Luckily, this article offers 7 solutions in the following, and one excellent Samsung SSD cloning software, AOMEI Backupper, which can bypass the Samsung SSD clone failed issue and directly clone HDD to Samsung with secure boot.

AOMEI Backupper

If you have tried many ways to fix the Samsung Data Migration clone failed issue but none of them worked,  the best way is to try another Samsung SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper.

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.

Turn On System Virtual Memory

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, analyze and optimize your hard drive.

Defrag Optimize Disk

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.

Shrink Volume

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.

Turn Off Bitlocker

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.

Try the Best Samsung SSD Cloning Software to Clone Disk

AOMEI Backupper Professional is one of the best Samsung SSD cloning software for Windows 11/10/8/7. With the help of its Disk Clone feature, you can clone HDD or SSD of different brands and disk sizes. The cloned SSD disk will be bootable if your HDD or SSD is a boot drive.

AOMEI Backupper
The Best Samsung SSD Cloning Software
  • Clone boot disk as well as data disk.
  • Supports all series of Samsung SSDs, such as SATA SSDs, PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSDs, PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs. So you can use it to clone hard drive to Samsung 870/970 EVO, 970 EVO Plus, 980, 980/990 PRO, etc.
  • Intelligent Clone (default): it will copy only used sectors, making it possible to clone large HDD to small SSD. To clone hard drive with bad sectors, try the Sector by Sector Clone method.
  • SSD Alignment: it takes full advantage of 4k alignment technology to speed up reads and writes for longer life.

In addition, this software still supports cloning SSD with other brands, such as SanDisk, WD, WD Black, Seagate, Lacie, Toshiba, and more. You can still try this software no matter what disk brand you are using. For server users, try AOMEI Backupper Server. Let’s see how it works when Samsung Data Migration cloning failed on 970 EVO, or other models. 

Clone HDD to Samsung 970 EVO SSD with secure boot

1. Download and install the best hard drive cloning software on your computer. Then run it and click Clone > Disk Clone in order.

Disk Clone

✔ To clone OS only, select System Clone instead.
The Clone feature can only be demonstrated in the trial version. To clone HDD with OS to Samsung SSD, please upgrade Pro trial to the full version of AOMEI Backupper Professional.

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

Select Disk

3. Choose the Samsung SSD as the destination disk, and click on 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

4. Select SSD Alignment and then click Start Clone to proceed. By default, it will use the Intelligent clone method to clone HDD to Samsung SSD including all the boot files required to start Windows. It does not matter if your SSD is smaller. 

Start Clone

✔ SSD Alignment: This option is used to accelerate the writing and reading speed of the SSD disk. And it can extend the life of the SSD disk as well. 
✔ Edit Partitions: It offers you two options, namely, "Add unused space to all partitions" and "Manually adjust partition size", to help you clone disk to larger disk and re-partition the unallocated space on the target disk. 

5. (Optional) You can use your computer as normal and the cloning process won’t be affected. Wait until the process completes and shut down your computer Replace HDD with Samsung SSD directly, or change the boot order in BIOS before you can boot from the cloned Samsung SSD.

❌ Warning:

The Disk Clone feature in AOMEI Backupper can be an excellent choice to fix the Samsung Data Migration cloning failed issue. But it does not support cloning dynamic disk. To clone dynamic disk in Windows 7, 8, 10, 11, try the System Clone and Partition Clone features.

Backup and restore disk image to Samsung 970 EVO SSD

Besides cloning, you still can try the Disk Backup and Disk Restore feature in AOMEI Backupper. It also creates a copy of your disk including all the boot files and allows you to restore image to new SSD for secure booting. 

Part 1. Create a disk image of the old disk.

Launch AOMEI Backupper, click Backup and Disk Backup. Then, click Add disk to select the old disk and select another disk to store backup image temporarily. Finally, click Start Backup.

To backup only OS, click Backup and System Backup.

Disk Backup

Part 2: Restore disk image to Samsung 970 EVO SSD

Install Samsung 970 EVO SSD internally via extra disk slot. Meanwhile, connect the backup drive as well. Then, click Restore > Select Task on AOMEI Backupper, and select the disk image > tick Restore the entire disk > select Samsung 970 EVO SSD as the restore destination. At last, click Start Restore.

Disk Restore

You can also create a bootable media to restore the disk image if your computer does not have an extra disk slot for the new Samsung 970 EVO. Replace the old disk with the new SSD and boot from your bootable USB or CD/DVD. Then, click Restore > Select Image File instead. Afterward, follow the on-screen instructions to clone HDD to Samsung SSD.

⚠️Remember to tick the Universal Restore feature if you are performing dissimilar hardware restore. It will install all the necessary drivers to start a computer and ensure a secure boot when you restore image to a different computer.

The End

How do I fix the Samsung Data Migration cloning failed issue? This page offers you 7 fixes and the best Samsung SSD cloning software - AOMEI Backupper. It allows you to clone hard drives to all series of Samsung SSDs easily, even to a smaller one, and boot your computer faster.

Also, you can use its Disk Clone feature to clone HDD to Seagate SSD, clone HDD to Kingston SSD, clone hard drive to SanDisk SSD, etc, and boot SSD disk performance. In addition, it still supports System Clone and Partition Clone features to meet different users' needs. For  business users within one company, try AOMEI Backupper Technician or Technician Plus. 

AOMEI Backupper

If none of the methods solves the Samsung Data Migration cloning failed error, download the best Samsung SSD cloning software to clone HDD to Samsung 970 EVO SSD or other models.

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.