hi, I bought ssd drives to replace in three laptops. I upgraded an old laptop with an Ultra Pluse drive with no problem, using sandisk’s usb adapter and OEM version of Acronis. I was stumped by the other two upgrades, the OEM software refused to recognize the drives even though the dashboard did. I concluded after a few rounds with sandisk support that there was some problem with the drives, in spite of that being highly unlikely, so I got a replacement from the store. same problem with the new drives, even though the Dashbord recognized the drives and I was able to initialize one of them in Windows 10. Since I own the full version of Acronis on one of my computers, I ran the experiment again, and the 1TB drive I bought was cloned with no problem.
My conclusion is that there is a problem with the OEM cloning software. I suspect this bug is responsible for the many complaints I have read online regarding the USB adapter, which for me worked flawlessly.
I was misled in this process because the first drive had previously been cloned from another machine, and was recognized by the OEM product.
is there another way around this? I still need to upgrade another machine but really don’t want to put a full copy of Acronis on the machine, even though the cloning software in the latest acronis version (2019) is far superior to the old version provided by sandisk.