Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

Swift 3 SF315-52-51NV cannot boot from the cloned USB SSD Drive

I purchased a Swift 3 SF315-52-51NV 15.6 today. It has a 1TB 5400 rpm magnetic drive. I cloned the drive using AOMEI backup software to a 256GB SATA SSD (not m.2). I would like to replace the hard drive with this SSD but would like to test the boot using USB before opening the machine (it has a 15-day return policy, so I want to test everything without opening the machine right now)

I checked the setup and found UEFI and secure boot disabled. I also enabled the F12. I cannot see the USB drive in the list of drives in the boot menu (it actually came one time but then it went away). When it came in F12 I tried to boot using USB but it actually booted from the internal drive.

Is there any way to test the boot via USB without opening the cover and replacing the hard drive?

Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online173

Acer-Laura
Acer-Laura
AKSHAYAK
AKSHAYAK
B4ttleSky
B4ttleSky
BRJPADERN
BRJPADERN
Cyriix
Cyriix
filip123
filip123
Journeyman42
Journeyman42
Zelmel
Zelmel
+165 Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

New Here?

So, what are the rules of this place? Check out our Acer Community User Agreement. Register to get all the benefits of being a member! Get social and introduce yourself in our Welcome Forum, or learn about our ACE Program and What's Happening at Acer.

Member Highlight

We would like to feature andylb as a destacated member in the Acer Community. With his dedication and support efforts, andylb has become a Valued Contributor . On behalf of the Acer Community team and all our users, we want to recognize and thank you for your dedication!

Total Posts and Comments: 1044

Total Points:2652

Total Accepted Answers: 129

andylb Valued Contributor
Intel Extreme KAtowise 2019
Predator Join the forum discussions on our
Predator line of products.
Find out about the Acer ACE program.