Clone A SSD to An External Hard Drive

Christina updated on 2020/7/11 to Disk Clone

You just want to make a full backup of your SSD, the best way is copying all data to an external backup hard drive. There are many methods to copy SSD data to an external hard drive, such as:

  • Copy all data on the SSD then paste the data to an external hard drive manually.
  • Backup SSD to an external hard drive with Disk Utility if you are a Mac user.
  • Clone all data of SSD to an external hard drive with disk cloning software.

The easiest and most reliable method is disk cloning software. Disk cloning software is able to completely copy all contents from SSD to the external hard drive by using sector-by-sector disk cloning technology.

Easy steps to clone SSD to external hard drive

DMclone is one of the best disk cloning software. It can help you securely and easily clone a SSD even a damaged SSD to an external hard drive. Download it here:

DMclone can help you clone SSD to other HDD, SSD, portable hard drive, USB flash drive, etc. Actually, i can clone all types of hard drive, external devices. Just follow the steps below to clone SSD to external hard drive.

Step 1. Connect the external hard drive to your computer.

Just connect the external hard drive to your computer, and make sure the SSD is also connected to your computer already.

Step 2. Choose mode Disk Clone.

DMclone offers two cloning modes: partition clone and disk clone. If you want to clone an entire SSD to an external hard drive, just click to choose Disk Clone mode.

Clone A SSD to An External Hard Drive

Step 3. Select the source disk and destination disk.

Just select the SSD as the source disk, select the external hard drive as the destination disk.

Clone A SSD to An External Hard Drive

Step 4. Clone the SSD to the external hard drive.

Just click on Clone button to clone SSD to external hard drive.

Clone A SSD to An External Hard Drive

Once the process gets finished, please note that the external hard drive will be formatted before cloning. Make sure there is enough disk space to save the SSD data.

DMclone also can help you clone a SSD partition to external hard drive. Just choose mode ‘Partition Clone’.

Step 1. Choose the source partition and destination drive.

Just select the SSD partition as the source partition, select the external hard drive as the destination drive.

Clone A SSD to An External Hard Drive

Step 2. Clone the SSD partition to external hard drive.

Just click on Clone Now button to clone SSD partition to the external hard drive. When the process gets finished, the SSD partition will be cloned to the external hard drive.

Clone A SSD to An External Hard Drive

DMclone is top disk cloning software. It is fully compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, macOS 11.0, 10.7-10.15, etc. It can help you easily and securely clone HDD, SSD, USB drive, memory card, Server data from one to another. Just free download it here:


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