Can I clone a HD to an NAS

By MarcS
Mar 9, 2016
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  1. I have a 1TB hard drive that is full of music and music videos that for some reason can not be recognized by my laptop after not being used for a few months. I was told if I cloned it to a different HD I might be able to save the files on it. I would like to clone it to my NAS if possible. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance. Hard to live without my music
  2. BadDog101

    BadDog101 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    You can't clone what is not recognized. Do you hear it spin up when started?
    Also you don't want to clone your current drive to the NAS. .. that makes no sense...
    you want to take an image of your current drive and store it on your NAS.
  3. D Edwards

    D Edwards TS Rookie

    Does this drive spin up?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    CLONE has a specific meaning which is not the same as saving/copying/moving files.
    ASSUMING you can get access to the drive and its data, it's a simple d-n-d to any other device (nas or otherwise).
  5. JamesandBennie

    JamesandBennie TS Booster Posts: 162   +14

    Does it spin up ? but I think , that will be no useful .
  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,533   +288

  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,153   +598

    Yes that's a good first question, as if the drive doesn't spin, then electrically it's DOA and there's no point of going further until that can be corrected.

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