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[Bug?] HDClode destroy boot sector ofUSB key and Source Disk

Post by luberfly » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:23 am

Dear all,
I try to describe what happen yesterday when I used HDclone 9 free version.

1° USE: Clone of HDD 500GB (used 60GB) into SSD 128GB with
The clone was performed without problems or error. The HDD source was installed into a Desktop and HDClone was installed into a CD-ROM.
The HDClone procedure started with boot from CD-Rom.

2° USE: Clone an HDD 2,5inch 500GB (130GB USED) into and SSD 256GB.
Procedure HDClone started from CD-ROM.
When the procedure started, it required 20 minutes for "verify status". After 20 minutes (5% of process) and zero data tranfer, I cancel the procedure with regular command.
Then I try to reboot but the original disk lost the boot sector and laptop never boot up.
Unable to access at each partition. In this case the Source HDD was a GPT disk with 7 partition (Lenovo laptop)

3° USE: As before. I try to clone a previus clone of the HDD that I made with Acronis True Image.
HDClone procedure started with a boot USB key.
At 5% the verify still in "Verify" status after 5 minutes.
I aborted the procedure and then...never more reboot! The Source HDD was destroyed as before (lost of boot sector) and the some fault also for USB Key with HDClone.

So any idea of what may be happen?

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Re: [Bug?] HDClode destroy boot sector ofUSB key and Source

Post by Alex » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:14 pm

Thank you for your feedback.

The behaviour you describe sounds very unusual. Please verify that you have obtained HDClone from a trustworthy source. Since there is no official HDClone 9 Free Edition from us, your posting indicates that you most likely have been spoofed.

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