Running on Win7, is it not able to clone to or from external HDD?
However, I can choose files from external in file backup function.
Of course,it should be.
Any information you got?
Thanks for the reply.
Why it should be? What informatin you want?
Does the external HDD contain operating system?
no OS, just data
is there any thing to do before using clone for external?
No, nothing special, just clone one drive to another.
thanks for the reply
I tried again today still no external drive appears in either disk backup or partition backup
it only displays internal drives and even SD card
however, I can choose files from external drive in file backup
Does the external drive appear in Windows Disk management (or Windows Explorer)
Does the external drive have advanced formatting with 4096 bytes/sector? It seems that Aomei does not see these .
yes, the external appears in Windows Explorer
how to see the formatting? I didn't choose any setting when I format it, also AOMEI **DO** see the drive in file backup function
how to check?
OK if it shows up in Explorer and in file backup then that's OK.
I don't know why the external drive does not show up in Clone or Disk or Partition backup but only in File backup.
Is it connected through USB? USB 2 or USB 3, and how big is the drive
how to check if it is USB, 2 or 3?
the drive is 3T size
Please check whether or not the drive is 4096 bytes per sector. You can install and run Partition Assistant, then right click a partition on the drive--select Properties--File System Info to check it. Backupper doesn't support drives with 4096 bytes per sector.
checked that the drive is 4096
so is there any way to clone it?
If the source and target drives both are 4096, you could try AOMEI Partition Assistant.
I just tried Partition Assistant and it is still not work.
I choose partition copy to copy partition. Source is the external HDD. However, I cannot select target.
If the source is another partition, the target can be selected.
The target partition is larger than the source.
What can be done? Thanks.
—Can you upload a screenshot?