By Dylan / Last Updated July 8, 2020

Scenario

Samsung Date Migration tool failed to clone my hard drive

I have a 500GB 850 EVO Samsung SSD, and I used Samsung Data Migrate to clone the old hard drive to the SSD, and it failed. When the process reached 100% completion, I got an error message says, “cloning failed 400180[061b34]”. What is that means? How to fix this problem?"

- Question from reddit.com

Samsung Data Migration Clone Failed

Lots of people reported they had encountered different “Samsung Data Migration cloning failed” problems, like “cloning failed. 400180[061b34]”, “Cloning failed. 00001”. Or the process just stuck at 99.

Many factors can lead to this problem, such as bad sectors on the drive, too many fragmentation. So it is hard to tell the specific reason accounts for it. But you can refer to the following methods to fix it.

How to solve “Samsung Data Migration cloning failed” error?

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Solutions 1. Defragment the hard drive

Step 1. click "Start" button, and open "Control Panel".

Step 2. In the Control Panel, navigate to "System and Security" > "Defragment hard drive".

Step 3. Choose the hard drive, and choose "Defragment disk".

Solution 2. Disable hibernation mode

Hibernation mode used to save power when you left off, but it takes a large percentage of RAM, which could be the reason of “Samsung data migration tool cloning failed”. You can disabe hibernation mode to get back the gigs of hard drive.

Step 1. Open your PC, and press “Win + R” keys. When the Run box is opened, type “cmd” on the it to launch Command Prompt.

Step 2. Type “powercfg/hibernate off” on the Command Prompt and press Enter.

Hibernate Off

Solution 3. Check the hard drive

Samsung Data Migration can't clone a hard drive with bad sectors, and it can lead to cloning failure. You can also check if there are bad sectors on the hard drive with Command Prompt.

Just launch Command Prompt and execute the following commands: chkdsk [drive letter]: /f /r /x

Solution 4. Alternative to Samsung Data Migration to clone hard drive

If the solutions above can’t solve the "Samsung Data Migration cloning failed" problem, you can try another cloning tool. Actually, in some circumstances, Samsung Data Migration tool is not the best choice to clone hard drive because of its limitations. For example, it can be only used to clone a hard drive to a Samsung SSD, and it can clone 2 partitions at most.

So lots of Samsung SSD users will turn to another cloning software-AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It provides great stability on cloning hard drive. And it is a flexible cloning software that can adapt to different users’ requirements.

✌ It allows you to clone the whole disk or the system partition to another disk.
✌ It supports cloning only one partition at a time. If you want to save some space, you don’t need to delete partitions after cloning.
✌ It enables you to clone the larger drive to smaller SSD, which is not supported by many other cloning tools.
✌ It has SSD partition alignment features that can improve the read/write speed of your SSD.
✌ This software can clone all sectors on the source disk, including bad sectors.

And you can download the demo version firstly to see how to use this cloning tool.

Step 1. Open AOMEI Partition Assistant, and click “All Tools” in the Wizard column, and choose “Disk Clone Wizard”.

Disk Copy Wizard

Step 2. Choose a cloning methods: “Clone Disk Quickly” and “Sector-by-Sector Clone”.

Copy Disk Quickly

✍ Note:
● Clone Disk Quickly: it only clone used space to the destination disk. and it supports cloning a larger disk to a smaller one.
● Sectors-by-Sector Clone: This method copies all sectors on the source disk.

Step 3. Choose the source disk, and click “Next”.

Select Source Disk

Step 4. Then choose the Samsung SSD as the destination disk, and you can check “Optimize the performance of SSD”, and click “Next”.

Select Destination Disk

Step 5. Here you can adjust the partition size of the destination disk. And click “Next”.

Edit Disk

Step 6. In the main interface, you can preview the outcome of the clone, and click “Apply” to commit the operation.

Apply

Conclusion

Hope the solutions can help you solve “Samsung Data Migration cloning failed” problem. If the Samsung Data Migration software can’t still clone your disk successfully, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a good alternative tool for you. And it is more than a cloning software, it offers lots of features for you to manage your drives. For instance, after cloning, you can wipe old hard drive in case data leakage.

In addition, if you are using Server system, there is AOMEI Partition Assistant Server that is designed for Windows Server systems.