Western Digital Acronis Software

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system drive onto your new WD hard drive. Cloning makes an exact copy of your old system drive on your new WD hard drive, including the operating system, applications, data, preferences, and email settings. Disk-cloning software is the perfect way to protect and manage your precious data. Local and cloud full-image and file-level backup just makes sense. Whether you have one home computer or a small business with multiple computers, Acronis True Image 2021 protects. With the disk cloning included in Acronis True Image, you have data migration software for HDD to HDD, SSD to SSD, or between HDDs and SSDs. Self-service Support In case you have any difficulties, product materials can be found in our Knowledge Base. WD Elements / WD easystore; Embedded & Removable Flash; WD ReadyView; Legacy & Other Products; Downloads WD Software; Product Firmware; Product Downloads; Warranty & Returns Warranty Services; Warranty Policy; Data Recovery; Shipping Addresses; Warranty Status; Product Replacement; RMA Status. Acronis True Image is an integrated application that enables you to clone basic drives (both MBR and GPT) to other drives, even if the target drive is of a different capacity. For Acronis True Image 2017 or earlier, the cloning should be done from Acronis bootable media.

Beginner
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I have a new Win 7 Dell XPS8700, and am desiring to Clone the existing hard drive. Both the Dell original drive and the copy are internal WD drives.
The download is atih_installer_wd_US-en.exe
The software says at least one WD drives must be present.
On an hour call with WD support, after having me plug the SATA drives into different motherboard connectors, he suggested I install the latest driver from the Dell website for the Intel Rapid Storage. I did with no change.
He said to install your free 30 day trial, but it does not contain the ability to do a disk clone.
I have been using your software for many years on my prior computer with excellent success.
How do I proceed??
Thanks
David

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THE VERSION # IS
Version: 16.0.0.5962 Local timezone.

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A backup and restore would be much safer than cloning.

Beginner
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Thanks for your response.
I cannot install, so can do nothing with True Image until I install it.
David

Software
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I have never used the WD Edition, which is a much-reduced application and based on an old version of True Image. There may be limitations and specifics of the WD Edition that I'm unfamiliar with. I use the paid Acronis True Image.

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You can get help on the WD Edition in the WD forums.

I am not staff and am not paid. I provide help on a volunteer basis on my own time.

Beginner
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Acronis WD Edition actually does clone hard drives, in fact I'm here using one I just did mere moments ago. It worked, but I got confused like many people.

Quite simply, this software WILL NOT RECOGNIZE NON-FORMATTED HARD DRIVES! Western Digital included, even though this software is supposedly written for them.

I launched the program, it saw my drives, and everything seemed fine until I erased the destination drive. Suddenly I got those 'non-Western Digital' warnings. Did a quick online search to see it's a common problem.

So I thought, 'Hey, it saw it, then it disappeared, even in Windows. Hmmm, could it be formatting?'

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Sure enough, disconnected the SATA cable from the primary drive, leaving only the blank destination drive connected, re-booted with a Windows 7 DVD and formatted it before backing out of a full install. Re-connected the master drive and launched Acronis again after bootup, and there it was!

Western Digital Acronis Cloning Software

Acronis WD clone program is a primitive sledgehammer, but it works!

I never felt safe and secure throughout this ordeal, and I'm very happy it worked, especially when the new drive fully booted without issue. During the process Windows 7 kept hitting me with (somewhat hidden) authorization warnings, and somehow my PC finally re-booted to do the task. It started with a countdown of around 15 minutes, and each minute turned out to be 5 or 10. As time went on I began to think this will crash or something, but it worked.

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So there you go, Acronis WD works as long as it can see a Western Digital Drive, one that is formatted.