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Destination disk sector size is not identical w/ source disk

Postby cooltaz » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:46 am

I started with the EASEUS diskcopy to make a new bootable duplicate of my old c drive (Vista 64). It ran fine for over 4 hours (successfully completed) except that after rebooting back to Vista 64, the new drive was empty.
I then bought the EASEUS Partition Master Professional Edition and tried the disk copy. After the dskchk, it reported that "Destination disk's sector size is not identical with source disk".

FYI:
old drive FUJITSU MHZ2320BH G2 ATA Bus
new drive Seagate ST9750420AS USB Device

Did I buy the wrong drive to upgrade to a larger drive. It seems that I need to find a larger 512 byte sector size drive. The Seagate is a 4K sector size drive.
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Postby M.Mao » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:58 am

Dear cooltaz,

If the source disk is 512 bytes per sector but the destination is 4 KB per sector, we are sorry that neither EASEUS Partition Master nor EASEUS Disk Copy can help you finish the copy between the two disks.

We suggest you still use a disk which is also 512 bytes per sector as the destination disk. But please do not use USB external disk to do the copy as our products do not support booting from the USB external disk very well after the system disk copy.

To know more about how to copy disk using EASEUS Partition Master:
http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-pa ... k-copy.htm

When you click on 'Apply' to take effect the copy, please tick on 'Shut down the computer after changes are applied'. Please do not power on your computer with both source and destination disks connected as this may cause boot trouble.

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Postby cooltaz » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:48 am

Thanks for the quick reply.

OK, I'm going to get out in the morning and buy a large 512 byte sector drive (larger than my old boot drive).

Just so I understand. I want to clone my old boot drive to a larger new drive. I can do this with a destination drive on a USB interface. Once done, after I tick on 'Shut down...'. I should disconnect the USB interface. Then I should be able to physically replace the old boot drive with the new one just made? When I power on the computer, it should be identical as before.

Did I get this right?

Thanks again.
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Postby Maverick » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:21 pm

Dear cooltaz,

It's a good plan, and it is better to buy a 512 byte per sector disk with the same interface as your source disk, insert it inside your machine, finish the copy, then replace the old disk with it.
Please have a try and tell us the result.

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Postby cooltaz » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:30 pm

Hello again,
Well, I went out and got a new 512 sector drive: Seagate ST9500420ASG.
I started with the new drive connected to my laptop with a SATA to USB adaptor kit. I started the EASEUS Diskcopy and it ran just over 4 hours. It reported that it completed successfully. I disconnected the new drive first and then turned my laptop off. Then I swapped the old for the new. The Windows Boot Manager came up and said that the file: /windows/system32/winload.exe could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt. I tried this several times.

Undeterred, I then re-connected the old drive and it booted fine. Then I connected the new drive right on the SATA bus. I started the EASEUS Partition Master and used the disk copy feature. Another 4 hours, I came back and found that the system had rebooted on its own. I shut it down and again switched the old with the new drive. It booted and I logged in but a message came up and suggested rebooting again. So I did. After that everything worked perfectly.

Not sure why it didn't work when the new drive was connected via USB but it certainly works when connected to its native interface, namely, SATA. Luckily my laptop (HP HDX18) has room for two SATA drives. Most have room for only one. This might be a problem for most who can only connect the second drive via the USB.

Thanks for the assist. I also used the partition move and resize feature and it worked perfectly! Love how it's easy to use EASEUS Partition Master.
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Postby Maverick » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:14 pm

Dear cooltaz,

We are glad to hear that you have solved your problem.
Your opinion is noticed. And normally, there will be no boot issue after copied the disks by our products. But, there is no utter thing, and boot is a complicated procedure. Different interface, different slot, I/O issues or other factors, all of them may cause boot problem.

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Postby patricia98 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:44 pm

Thank you very much, you've just buy cialis now solved my problem too. Cheers.
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Postby Maverick » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:24 am

Dear patricia98,

We are glad to hear that you have solved the problem.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us, we will do our best to help you.
Wish you have a nice day.

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Postby dilsy88 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:43 pm

Hello,
I am using Windows Xp SP2. I wanted to increase my C: drive partition size (d/t low disk space) and used EASEUS Partition master. Got through with shrinking D: and E: drives and creating unallocated space. But when buy levitra I added the unallocated space to C: and rebooted EASEUS partition master started and didnt progress after 35%. It gave me the message ' Found some error in operating system partition, please fix it and try again, press any key to reboot. Windows does not show me any error message and i am stuck with 8gb of unalloacted space and low disk space on c:
PLEASE HELP!!!
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Postby Maverick » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:06 pm

Dear dilsy88,

In your case, we suggest you use CHKDSK /r to check and fix any error on the system partition.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2037270_run-chkdsk.html
Then try to extend the C partition again.
http://forum.easeus.com/viewtopic.php?t=18196
In order to ensure a smooth and successful operation process and data protection, please check this link before operating the partitions.
http://forum.easeus.com/viewtopic.php?t=18511
If the problem still persists, please send us the screenshot of EaseUS Partition Master main interface and the screenshot of Windows Disk Management (Please right click "My Computer" and choose "Manage" -> "Storage" -> "Disk Management") and the log file of our product. Please get into the installation folder -> bin and run the ErrorReport.exe and click on the "click here" to check these files first, and then press "Send Error Report" to add these files to the compressed package Main.zip. Please send the file to support@partition-tool.com.

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Re:

Postby asker0710 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:56 pm

cooltaz wrote:Hello again,
Undeterred, I then re-connected the old drive and it booted fine. Then I connected the new drive right on the SATA bus. I started the EASEUS Partition Master and used the disk copy feature. Another 4 hours, I came back and found that the system had rebooted on its own. I shut it down and again switched the old with the new drive. It booted and I logged in but a message came up and suggested rebooting again. So I did. After that everything worked perfectly.


1) I was greeted by the same message "Destination disk sector size is not identical with source disk", when I was cloning my internal disk to the to-be new disk, attached to an USB interface. The new disk is definitely a new fast 4K disk. As per the hint given above, I did a full disk backup onto external storage, then I put the new disk right into my lap top, and everything worked out fine as it should. I'm very grateful to the quoted poster, I would have been in despair otherwise.

I tried a bit and experienced a bit.
2) I partitioned the disk at the USB interface in 4K mode. When I inserted it into the laptop at the (ICH9) 512Byte interface, the partition layout was strange. It seems 4K mode and 512Byte mode are quite different. That was not a success.

3) My new disk, a Seagate, has Seagate's Smart Align Technology so I don't lose the 4K advantage, even as my Laptop sees it as a 512Byte device.

4) I had a minor problem in the disk restore mentioned in 1) above. The HP_Tools partition, a small FAT32 partition was created but its contents were empty.I had to do an indivual partition restore in order to fix this. May be I lost it due to partition resizing, or because it was small. So watch out.

1) After the disk restore, Windows Live Mail did not work, producing the error message: "Your Calendar contains corrupt data that is forcing Windows Live Mail to close. (0x8E5E0247). " The fast solution was to uninstall Intels Matrix Storage Technology driver version 9.xxxx. and Windows Live Mail came to live again. The permanent solution was to obtain and install Intels Raid Storage Technology driver version 11.xxxx, 11.2.0.1006 is current at the time of this writing. (That's not my finding I pulled it from the Net.)


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