11-12-2016 10:23 AM
I've just bought from amazon.ca a Sandisk Ultra II 960 Gb (SDSSDHII-960G-G25).
In the Sandisk Dashboard, I tried to use Acronis link in the but Acronis said I need a western digital drive to be installed !!
I need to clone my old HDD to this new SSD ASAP.
Did anybody had the same issue ? solved ?
11-15-2016 07:57 AM
how are you connecting the ssd to the computer? some SATA to USB cables do not pass the drive info through to the PC so the software cant recognize it as a WD or sandisk ssd. You may want to try a different cable or enclosure.
If that does not work or if you do not have another contact sandisk support. They may have another solution for you to try.
11-27-2016 04:08 AM - edited 11-27-2016 04:09 AM
Just as a heads up..... I just recently used Acronis 2010 Home version to load an image on a SanDisk Ultra II 960GB, and encountered no problem....
03-19-2017 10:06 AM
Yea, I had the same issue when I upgraded another system with a WD Blue series SSD.... Acronis would pick up on the drive, install, but when it came time to do that actual cloneing process it load, and then present a message box stating that I didn't have any WD/Sandisk drive installed and direct me to go purchase a full copy of Acronis (it wouldn't run beyond that prompt). I was using the internal native SATA 3 controller of that system, not another interface (ie: USB). After several attampts to try and figure out why it wasn't working, I threw in the towel and ended up using AOMEI Backupper (the free edition) to clone the drive I wanted to replace.
03-21-2017 05:29 PM
I just returned from an out of town visit where I upgraded 2 different laptops.... to Sandisk Ultra II SSD's..
One had previously had a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid drive, and other was another mfg (which immediately went into a USB Enclosure for a data use....).....
Both were updated flawlessly with Acronis....
From what you posted, it might be that the Acronis you got was a free copy from a drive mfg, and they may have 'altered' it.... so it only works with their drives.... ?????
04-20-2017 07:57 PM
Here is how to make it work
The Sandisk or WD drive must be inside the laptop computer; the old drive can be connected with a usb cable.
When you connected the Sandisk using a usb cable, the Acronis program sees it as a usb generic drive .... but when it is in the hard drive caddy ( laptop) the system will recognise it as "branded".
Then Acronis will work and do a remarkable job!
08-06-2017 12:28 PM
I am having the same problem. My sandisk is in the internal caddy of my dell laptop. It is correctly recognised by the sandisk software, but acronis greys out the optuion to use it.
08-07-2017 03:01 PM
well that was a pain.
I had to initialize the disk in order for acronis to recognize it (this should be possible to do from the sandisk dashboard--or at least it should tell me it needs to be done.)
Then I initialized it to eufi instead of mbr, which wouldn't boot. On the third clone attempt I have a bootable MBR disk.
Hope this helps somebody else.
08-23-2017 11:12 AM
There is tons of cloning software out there, did you tryed Macrium free, it let you clone your disk with ease https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree