What does ATI 8.0 do with the OLD Hard Drive Data when cloning in Automatic Mode

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by Curious George, Feb 2, 2005.

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  1. Hello -

    If you CLONE a drive from say C to D in AUTOMATIC mode, what does Acronis True Image do to the data on the existing (old) C-Drive?

    Does it wipe it out in Automatic mode?

    And if so, how can you be sure the new drive is cloned properly before it does this?

    Use Manual Mode?

    Or does it not wipe it out?

    Thank you. Sorry for the doubl posts.

  2. When you choose to clone a drive in Automatic Mode, in the screen that says "Clone Mode" and you are supposed to choose Automatic or Manual, the text below that describes what happening says:

    All your partitions from your old hard disk will be "COPIED" to the new one.....

    it Later says:

    Note that you will have to remove the old Hard Disk when data "MOVING" is completed...

    COPYING would keep the OLD drive intact, right?
    But MOVING would WIPE OUT the OLD drive, right?

    An clarification in the program or Help files would be great.

    Thank you!
  3. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello Curious George,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis True Image (http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/).

    In Automatic mode Acronis True Image doesn't perform any changes with your old disk. It means that copying would keep the old drive intact but moving will NOT wipe out the old drive.

    When you clone the disk after booting from Acronis Bootable CD you will have to remove the old drive before you boot Windows because otherwise the operational system won't be able to work with two identical disks with the same SID. If you launch the "Clone Disk" wizard from within Windows you don't need to remove the old drive because it has the SID different from the new one.

    Thank you.
    Ilya Toytman
  4. Thank you Ilya!

    Awesome info.

  5. jimmytop

    jimmytop Registered Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    This is all explained in the manual, pretty clearly, is it not?
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