What Is Samsung Data Migration and Why It Fails Cloning?

What Is Samsung Data Migration and Why It Fails Cloning?
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About Samsung Data Migration

What is Samsung Data Migration? To put it simply, Samsung Data Migration is designed as a simple solution to help users quickly, easily, and safely migrate all of their data – including their current operating system, application software, and user data – from their existing storage device to their new Samsung SSD for hard drive upgrade.

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Users only need 3 steps to finish hard drive cloning:

  • Choose the source disk to clone;
  • Choose the target disk to hold the copy;
  • Start cloning and complete.

Here is a picture showing its main interface:

Samsung data Migration Clone process

As Samsung is a world-famous tech company, many Samsung users use this tool to clone hard drive. However, some of them encounter “Samsung Data Migration cloning failed” issue.

Are you a Samsung Data Migration user? Has it ever disappointed you to do a cloning job? Do you know why it failed? Here are the possible reasons we can find from Samsung SSD Data Migration User Manual:

  1. Samsung Data Migration only works on the following conditions:
Component  Requirement  
Operating System  Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8 (32/64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows 10 (32/64-bit)
PC Memory (RAM)  1 GB or more  
Disk Space  Minimum 30 MB required for installation  
Supported Partition Types  MBR/GPT  
Supported Languages  English  
Minimum Resolution1600×900
Source Disk  The Source Disk (HDD or SSD) must contain the operating system installation  
Target Disk  The Target Disk must be one of the following:
Samsung SSD 970 PRO Series
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Series
Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus Series
Samsung SSD 960 PRO Series
Samsung SSD 960 EVO Series
Samsung SSD 950 PRO Series
Samsung SSD 870 QVO Series
Samsung SSD 860 EVO Series
Samsung SSD 860 PRO Series
Samsung SSD 860 QVO Series
Samsung SSD 850 EVO Series
Samsung SSD 850 PRO Series
Samsung SSD 840 EVO Series
Samsung SSD 840 Series
Samsung SSD 840 PRO Series
Samsung SSD 830 Series
Samsung SSD 470 Series

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2. If the system disk is partitioned into two drives or more (e.g. “C:”, “D:”, and “E:” drives) with the operating system installed on the “C:” drive, only the first two drives will be cloned. The “System” partition that is created during Windows installation is automatically replicated.

3. The OEM Recovery partition created by other computer manufacturers will not be cloned unless the manufacturer is Samsung itself.

4. If there are multiple operating systems installed on the PC (e.g. Windows 7 is installed on the C drive and Windows 8 is installed on the D drive), the cloned disk may not function properly.

5. If you have instant PC recovery software installed on your system, this software may not function properly.

6. If a Source Disk is converted into a dynamic disk, the software may not function properly.

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What is Samsung Data Migration and why it fails sometimes? These might be the possible reasons.

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How do I get rid of Samsung Data Migration?

Samsung Data Migration is a data migration software that is specially designed to clone system disk to specified Samsung SSD.  To clone hard drive to HDD/SSD from another manufacture, it is suggested to choose professional disk cloning software.

What does Samsung Data Migration software do?

Samsung Data Migration software is a good tool to help you quickly and easily migrating all data including the operating system, the applications and personal files from the system disk to another Samsung SSD.