Simple Steps to Clone A Hard Drive on macOS Sierra

Christina updated on 2020/5/28 to Mac Disk Clone

"I have an old hard drive that has too much data wanted. I am thinking of replacing it with a new larger one. I have a Mac computer with the system macOS Sierra that can do the cloning. Can any body tell me how to copy a hard drive on macOS Sierra quickly?"

how to copy a hard drive on macOS Sierra

Actually, if you have a hard drive clone app, you can easily to the job. With disk cloning software, Mac users can directly clone the data from a hard drive to another drive. We suggest you have a try with DMclone for Mac. It provides 2 modes to clone a hard drive on macOS Sierra. If you want to clone the data to the new one and will continue using the data on the new drive directly, you can choose Disk Copy. If you want to archive or back up your data instead, you can choose Disk Image mode to create a disk image as backup.

Before doing the clone, please first prepare the destination drive to keep the cloned data. It’s better to choose a destination drive with enough free space for the clone job. Also, please download the the software first from here.

DMclone for Mac

DMclone for Mac

Hard disk cloning software for macOS Sierra.

If you are ready to clone hard drive on macOS Sierra, we will share you the simple guides about how to clone a hard drive on macOS Sierra with the 2 modes of the software. Please do as the guides step by step.

Mode 1. Clone a hard drive on macOS Sierra with Disk Copy

In this mode, the software will copy the data from the source hard drive to the destination drive directly. It will just be an exact copy of the source data. You can easily access the data in Finder directly on macOS Sierra. Please read on to see more detail information.

Step 1.Connect and choose both the source and destination drives.

At the first step, please ensure to choose the correct source and destination drives for the disk copy process.

how to copy a hard drive on macOS Sierra

Step 2. Clone a hard drive to the destination drive.

Please just click the Copy now button, the software will copy the data from source to destination disk automatically.

how to copy a hard drive on macOS Sierra

Step 3. Check the copied data on the destination drive.

After the cloning is finished, you can go to the destination drive to verify if the disk copy is processed successfully.

how to copy a hard drive on macOS Sierra


Mode 2. Create disk image for a hard drive on macOS Sierra.

If you just want to create a disk image for your hard drive, this software can also achieve your goal. The software provides the mode Disk Image. It can create 2 different types of disk image: DMG and ZIP. The disk image can be open and use on Mac directly. Also, you can copy and use the ZIP format image on Windows without problem. Here are the steps you need to do.

Step 1. Choose source hard drive and the destination drive.

Please connect both the source and destination hard dries. After that, please run the software and choose the right source hard drive and destination drive for the disk copy.

how to copy a hard drive on macOS Sierra

Step 2. Start to image the hard drive directly on macOS Sierra.

After clicking the Create Image button, the software will try to create an image of your source hard drive. The disk image will be saved to the destination drive.

how to copy a hard drive on macOS Sierra

Step 3. Check the created disk image to verify if it’s successful.

Please ensure to mount/open the disk image to check if the disk image was created successfully. You can even move the ZIP format disk image to Windows machine for further use.

how to copy a hard drive on macOS Sierra

You can not only use the software on macOS Sierra, but also the software can clone hard drive on macOS 10.15 Catalina, macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.13 High Serra. No matter you want to clone a USB flash drive, external drive, internal hard drive, SSD, memory card or other drives, you can download DMclone for Mac to have a try first.

DMclone for Mac

DMclone for Mac

Hard disk cloning software for macOS Sierra.


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