Hi- I currently have a second SSD in my 2010 iMac. I’m preparing to move to a 2012 iMac and will be running both my current SSDs in an external USB enclosure- the 2012 had a 750gb Nvme SSD I’ll be booting off of.
Will this cause any issue with Windows 10? Will I have to prep the drive in any way to get Windows 10 to continue booting off of this drive once it’s connected via USB 3 rather than Sata II?
I’ll make a Winclone backup first of course. Thanks in advance.
I forgot to mention I’m running Windows 10 enterprise- which is generally more forgiving when changing drives or configurations.
It should work. Here is the testing we do:
All procedures outlined have been tested on Windows 10 1803 (October Update).
The following Mac models were tested with the procedure:
- MacBook Pro (2018)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011), 10.13.5, MacBook Air 4,2
- Mac Mini (Mid 2014)
- iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), 10.14, iMac 13,2
- Mac Mini (Mid 2011), 10.13.4, Mac Mini 5,1 (legacy)
- MacBook (12-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011), 10.13.5 (legacy)
- iMac (Retina 5k, 27”, Late 2015), 10.13.6, iMac 17,1
The following external USB-C hard drives where used:
Both external SSD were connected via a USB-C to USB-C cable, or USB-C to USB-A depending on ports available on the Mac.
Hi, this article is about migrating windows 10 to an external drive. I want to migrate my windows 10 partition from its existing internal windows drive to another internal windows drive. (I received a critical alert that my windows c: drive is failing.) Will WinClone work for this application? Thank you
I suppose I should clarify a few things.
- The Mac is a Mac Pro which I purchased in 2010.
- Bootcamp was set up using a separate internal disk drive for the Windows (10) partition.
- That separate drive is the one that is failing and I need to replace.
- There is an unused HDD slot in the computer, which is where I plan to put the replacement drive during WinClone. That is, both the old Windows partition drive and the new Windows Partition drive will be inside the box during WinClone.
- If that won’t work, I also have an IDE-USB bridge that I could use. If Winclone won’t work to copy the Windows 10 partition from one internal drive to another Internal drive, I could attach my new drive to a USB port instead for the copy. But if I do that, can I later move the drive into the internal slot after Winclone completes the copy? Will Bootcamp still recognize it as the Windows Partition, even though it is no longer on a USB port?