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Anonymous 11/25/2019 (Mon) 00:27:21 [Preview] No. 13939
Western Digital used to make their own tools and utilities for their products, but now they're doing the third-party marketing-partnership fail dance with this sorry sack of shit. Instead of writing a basic utility to clone data from a competitor's drive to theirs, Western Digital puts a download link to this trial-version network-activation Acronis bullshit with a "30 day grace period" and whatnot, and then it doesn't even see the drive that is right there.

Instead of doing work, it's become all too common to look for a "win-win" partnership of some kind. If I adopted this line of thinking, then maybe instead of writing a couple paragraphs of text to post to an imageboard, I could "partner" with someone else to write them for me, and in exchange they could casually mention that if you're not quite up to typing something today, you can always swing by http://too-fucking-lame.to-do-it-yourself.com and we can work out a mutually beneficial deal!

I booted up under Linux and used dd like I should've in the first place. Fuck you Acronis, and fuck you for using them, Western Digital. Your drive better not start clicking like the brand new Seagate just did.


Anonymous 11/25/2019 (Mon) 22:05:05 [Preview] No.13941 del
wew


Anonymous 11/26/2019 (Tue) 05:07:57 [Preview] No.13942 del
>I booted up under Linux and used dd like I should've in the first place.
Congratulations on catching on to the solution to a problem the rest of the world fixed more than forty years ago. This experience of a release from frustration is common to people who learn how to do something under Linux and discover there is enlightenment to be had after all.

Also, as another truism more than forty years old, never look to a hardware manufacturer for a software solution. That's just begging for misery.

Also, also, in a word, Clonezilla.


Anonymous 11/26/2019 (Tue) 15:04:56 [Preview] No.13945 del
>Congratulations on catching on

Fuck you in the ass with a ten-penny-nail-augmented baseball bat you condescending fuckwad. People whose code has run in ferrite-core machines have multiple computers and all flavors of OSes, even if they'd like to see gates and ballmer dead in a plane crash.


Anonymous 04/16/2020 (Thu) 13:19:54 [Preview] No.14092 del
>>13939
Macrium Reflect is free for home use with no account required. It's the only "just works" solution I've found to full disk cloning and bootable backup creation on Winblows. It's also OEM agnostic unlike whatever horse shit you've been jewed into using. Try it out and thank me later, boomer.

>>13942
This. Unix tools are generally superior.


Anonymous 05/04/2020 (Mon) 13:36:25 [Preview] No.14125 del
>>13939
Solid choice on avoiding license-cuck software. I'd recommend clonezilla as a general use "cloning" util (aka sparse imaging) since it is filesystem aware and won't take as long for drives that aren't completely full and probably work better for inexactly matching drives.

Just hope your new drive isn't SMR since WD and Seagate are sneaking these fake drives into lots of product lines including the raid marketed WD reds.


Anonymous 07/22/2020 (Wed) 05:55:46 [Preview] No.14272 del
>>13945
U mad.jpg


Anonymous 07/24/2020 (Fri) 15:33:44 [Preview] No.14278 del
>>14125
Good catch. That WD is an SMR drive according to WD's listing. The equivalent 2tb blue model that isn't a fraud is the wd20ezrz. https://www.westerndigital.com/products/internal-drives/wd-blue-hdd

I can also recommend clonezilla.



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