Why Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed? – Guide to Fix it

If you have recently brought Samsung SSD and you have tried to clone your old data to the new SSD; then you might see a fail error if you are using the Samsung Data migration tool. The error saying Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed is a common error with the tool.

Many users have said that while trying to clone their data to the SSD, and were facing an error at the last phase of the process. Before completing the cloning, an error shows up showing the 400180[061b34] parameter.

The error doesn’t specify the issue, and it only gives you the parameter of the error. However, by seeing the error code, we can speculate on the causes of the error. However, there is more than one kind of Samsung Data Migration Clone failing error, which shows “cannot create a Snapshot” or “Target Disk has been disconnected.”

In this article, we will discuss the possible factors and causes of the Migration Cloning failed error. Even more, we will learn a few solutions that you can try to fix the issue.

Why Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed? - Guide to Fix it

Why Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed

If you are thinking of specifying the cause instead of trying solutions to fix the Samsung Data Migration clone failed error. Then you are wrong, and there could be countless factors that could go wrong for the error to show up.

The error might occur if the Hibernation Mode is enabled on your Windows. The page files can be in conflict, thus the error. Also, if you have a low disk space or you have an encrypted drive, the error may occur. Defective or damaged SSD might also the reason for the error. Make sure you use up-todate software in order to avoid any errors.

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How To Fix Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed

Fortunately, there are fixes to all of these cases, we can resolve them. But even after trying out all the solutions, if you haven’t got a fix; then you must use an alternative application to clone or backup your drive data to the SSD. Below here, we have mentioned all the possible solutions and an alternative way to clone or backup your data.

Method 1: Disabling Hibernation Mode

Step 1) Go to the Windows Search Bar, type for cmd, select the command prompt and Run as Administrator.

Step 2) Now, type the command powercfg/hibernate off in the command prompt and press the enter button to execute the command.

For Windows 10 and 8/8.1 users, the hibernation mode is disabled by default, so if you are facing the issue, it might be for some other reason.

Method 2: Disabling Page Files

Page files are kind of Swap files, which can store data in order to enhance your Pc performance. However, it is possible that page files are in conflict with the cloning process. Therefore you must urn it off to fix the error.

Step 1) On the desktop, right-click on the Computer icon and click on the Properties option from the sub-menu.

Step 2) Now, on the properties window, go to the Advanced tab and click on the Performace option. On the next page, select the Advanced option again and click on the Change button.

Why Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed - Guide to Fix it

Step 3) Here,  select the change button and uncheck the Automatically manage paging file size for all driver options. Then lastly, select the No Paging File option, click on the Set button to confirm the changes. Restart your PC and check if the error has been solved or not.

Method 3: Disabling the System Restore Point

Disabling System Restore is fairly simple in Windows 10, just search for System Restore in the Windows Search bar and open up the system Restore application.

Then click on the Configure button and select the Disable System Protection option. Click on the Apply button below to confirm the changes and then click on the OK button.

Method 4: Extending the C Partition

To extend the C partition, go to the Windows Search Bar, type Windows Disk and Partition manager.

Click open the Windows Disk Management utility, right-click on the C drive. Select the Extend Volume option from the sub-menu and follow the wizard to extend your storage.

Why Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed - Guide to Fix it

However, make sure that you have free space available, if not delete a partition and create free space.

Method 5: Fixing Bad Sectors

To fix the bad sectors in your Pc like damaged partition, corrupted disks, etc, run the Command Prompt as an Administrator.

Type the command CHKDSK and press Enter on your keyboard to execute, and if there is any bad sector present on your PC, it will notify you.

Method 6: Decrypting BitLocker and Defragmenting HDD

If you have encrypted your drive, then it will be wise to decrypt your drive using the BitLocker. Go to My Pc right-click on the drive you want to decrypt the drive and select the Turn Off Bitlocke option.

Similarly, you can also search Bitlocker in the Windows Search Bar, open it up from the results. Select the Drive you want to decrypt and hit the Turn Off Bitlocker option.

Why Samsung Data Migration Cloning Failed - Guide to Fix it

To defragment your Hard Drive, type Disk Defragmenter, click open the Disk Defragmenter utility from the search results.

Now, select the drive and hit the Optimize button to start defragmenting the disk.


If you are facing issues while trying to clone hard drive to your SSD using the Samsung Migration tool, then the first thing you must do is to perform a disk check via chkdsk command in the command prompt. This will check your entire hard disk and will notify you if there are any bad sectors.

Turn off the hibernation mode if it’s on, also disabling the page files will be a good decision. Probably you are facing the issue due to low storage, so you must use the Disk management tool to extend the volume of the C drive.

Also, turn off the System Restore point if it’s on. Also, decrypt the disk before cloning via Bitlocker. Moreover, you can also try to defragmenting your Hard Disk and see if the errors solved or not, if not, then use another third-party application for cloning your data.

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