Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2015
The instructions directed me to download cloning software from the Transcend site. The instructions said to 1. install my new disk and hook up to a free sata port. 2. Run the software. 3. Detach the old disk and reboot.

This was misleading and didn't work--and I have a straightforward Windows installation. The problem is Transcend ignored the 'system reserved partition' which contains some of the boot code. The system reserved partition is a standard part of a windows installation. So I did not have a bootable system after cloning.

Even worse, the a Windows rescue disk couldn't figure out what to do.

finally I solved the problem by running TestDisk, a Linux utility, and created a new generic MBR. Now my system boots.

And even more finally I compared read/write specs for other drives and this one is inferior.... so pick another major manufacturer and do you research at some benchmarking sites. So minus another star for being slow.
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