Clone SSD to HDD with Cloning Software

Christina updated on 2020/7/16 to Disk Clone

Why do you need to clone an SSD? Normally, if you want to replace it with a larger one, you may need to clone it to the large disk directly. Also, you may just want to clone the SSD to an HDD as backup. You can save the cloned HDD as offline copy, then you can use it in the future in case of problem of the SSD happen.

how to clone SSD to HDD

If you have problem with SSD, you can also clone it first to another disk. Then you can replace the failing SSD with the cloned HDD. However, how to clone SSD to HDD? Normally, it’s common to clone with a third party application. We suggest you download and use DMclone to clone SSD to HDD.

DMclone provide different methods to clone SSD to HDD. You can clone a partition or the entire SSD to HDD with the software. Besides, this software can not only clone data drive, but also it can clone the system drive and make sure it can boot up.

How to clone SSD to HDD with DMclone?

DMclone is a very simple software. You can easily use it to clone SSD to HDD. With only a few clicks, you can clone the drive with the software. You can check and do as follows to clone the partition or entire drive.

Mode 1. Clone the entire SSD to HDD.

If you want to clone the the entire SSD, please choose Disk Clone option. It can help you clone all the partition(s) and data from the SSD to the HDD. It will create an exact same copy of the SSD on HDD. If you want to update or replace the SSD with a HDD, you can choose this option. The cloned HDD can then be used as a new system drive and boot up normally. Please do as follows to clone the entire SSD.

Step 1. Run the software and change to Disk Clone mode. Choose the SSD as source disk and select HDD as destination.

how to clone SSD to HDD

Step 2. Check and edit the layout of the partition(s) on destination HDD. You can resize the partition(s) to fully use the space on destination HDD.

how to clone SSD to HDD

Step 3. Then please just click the Clone button to continue and it will clone the entire SSD to HDD directly.

how to clone SSD to HDD

After cloning the SSD to HDD, please then go to the HDD and check if the data is cloned successfully. As for the system drive, you can also disconnect the SSD and only try to boot from the cloned HDD.

Mode 2. Clone a partition from SSD to HDD.

If you only want to clone the partition(s) from SSD to HDD, this software can also help you. It can help you clone the partition fully. We will also show you the guide as follows to clone a partition from SSD to HDD.

Step 1. First, please choose Partition Clone mode. Choose source partition on the SSD, then select the partition or unallocated space on HDD as destination.

how to clone SSD to HDD

Step 2. Check and edit the layout of the partition on destination HDD. Please resize the partition to a wanted size manually.

how to clone SSD to HDD

Step 3. Click the Clone button to clone the partition. You can then check the partition and data on the destination disk to see if the clone is successful.

how to clone SSD to HDD

This software is able to clone disk in different systems in Windows. For example, it can clone disk in Windows 10, or any other old systems on Windows. You can clone HDD, SSD or other drives with this software. If you want to clone your drive, feel free to download and try the software.


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