06-24-2012 03:12 PM
Followed all the instructions, installed the latest version of Seagate DiskWizard to initialize the new XT disk and then to clone my laptop HDD onto the new Momentus XT using a storage adaptor.
Once I got to the stage of selecting the destination for the Clone, the XT drive apprears but is greyed out and I can not select it.
Windows sees the drive but I can not clone to it.
I even formatted the XT and was able to copy files to the XT but still could not access it with Seagate DiskWizard
Then I used another cloning software (Macrium Reflect) that actually was able to perform the clone but..
When I replaced the XT into my laptop I got either "missing operating system" or "no bootable drive"
I am running Windows 7-32 bit on an acer laptop. The Momentus XT drive is: ST750LX003 with SM12 firmware (most recent I believe).
Any help appreciated-this is chewing up way too much time.
06-24-2012 05:37 PM
Update and SOLUTION:
Offline Network files stored on the C drive got lost somehow
Still don't understand why the Seagate DiskWizard didn't work!
11-24-2012 07:11 AM
An alternative method is to use Acronis Disk Director - clone the drive using a USB 3.0 connection, create a Windows repair disk to boot the system on the next start-up and swap the drives. The entire process took about 90 minutes (original drive was 640 GB). I haven't had any serious problems since the switch other than having to reinstall Firefox.