Solutions to Clone HDD to HDD [Trusted and Reliable]

Maria updated on May 31, 2022 to Disk Clone

Why Clone Hard Drive to Another?

1. The capacity of the old disk is too small. 
Windows system and program applications (especially games, office software, working software ) keep taking up more and more disk space. When our old hard disk space is not enough, we need to use a larger capacity to meet our work and daily needs.

2. There is a bad physical path on the old disk. 
When a hard disk has been used for enough years, such as frequent formatting, dust coverage, sudden power failure, etc., it will damage the hard disk. When there is a physical bad track in the hard disk, the reading and writing speed will be greatly reduced, and even the data can not be read in the end. At this time, we need to migrate the existing data to the new hard disk in time.

3. Don't want to reinstall the system and software. 
As more and more users want to improve their computer performance without replacing the whole system, upgrading the system hard drive has become very common. In this way, we need to find a way to save time and energy. Some professional hard disk sales and maintenance businesses also need to clone data directly on each hard disk.
4. When a large disk is cloned to a small disk. 
When we clone data from a larger hard disk to a smaller hard disk, in principle, we can ensure the normal cloning as long as our hard disk capacity is larger than the actual total amount of data.

5. Personalized needs of professional users. 
When a professional user wants to clone all partitions on the original disk to the target disk and adjust the capacity of each partition after cloning.

Facing the above requirements, you need reliable and compatible hard disk cloning software. You can try DMclone. The software can run under Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1. DMclone provides two ways to copy hard disks, as follows:

How to Clone HDD to HDD with Disk Cloning Software

Step 1: Select clone source and clone target.

Select a disk or partition as the clone source in the pop-up clone window. The target can be an empty disk or unallocated space as the clone target. Click next.

Disk cloning software

Step 2: Edit the destination disk layout.

To edit the cloned target disk layout, you can select auto fit disk layout, clone as the source disk, or manually edit disk layout.

select target disk

Step 3: Perform cloning.

After confirmation, click "execute" to start the cloning process.

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1.Cloning a drive will first delete everything on the target disk. Please back up important data in advance.

2. Make sure the target disk has enough space to save all the data on the source disk, and clone Windows 10 / 11 to the new hard disk, especially the smaller ones. Otherwise, the cloning process will fail.

3. Laptops also use the same steps. You can connect the target disk through a USB hard disk box and then clone it to the disk. After cloning, you can disassemble the notebook and replace it with a new disk.

4. Some users complain that the newly cloned hard disk cannot start after the cloning process is completed. The first thing you should check is the boot sequence. It may be a boot mode problem (UEFI / BIOS) if it is correct. If you clone GPT to MBR disk, you must change from UEFI to legacy in the Startup menu (and vice versa).