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How to Clone Hard Drive to USB Flash Drive

2015-12-04 13:24:33 Posted by Abby Haines to Backup and Recovery

Summary:
Here you can learn how to clone hard drive to USB flash drive with EaseUS clone software step by step. Try it to backup your data in case of system problems or data loss disaster.

Can I clone my hard drive to an external USB flash drive?

Is there any safe and efficient way to clone HDD to USB drive? I'm using a Lenovo Essentials laptop that has a small internal hard drive for saving data. So I want to make an exact copy of the hard drive onto an external USB drive. Do I need some kind of special disk clone software? I should perform a bit-for-bit clone my files or settings to an external USB drive. So I can successfully transfer or backup the data to the USB drive. If you have a similar experience, please help! 

Why you need to clone hard drive to USB flash drive?

Like the above case, people might need to clone hard drive to external USB flash drive for certain reasons. First, most people choose to clone HDD to USB drive for data backup. It is the best way to protect user data from accidental deletion, virus attack, hard drive crash, disk corruption or any other accidents. Second, some people might need to clone hard drive to USB drive for data transfer. It helps you to free up some disk space, especially when you have a small internal hard drive disk.

Steps to clone HDD to USB drive with EaseUS image backup software

EaseUS file backup software is a professional backup tool for backup, disk clone, data transfer and hard drive upgrade. It allows you to copy everything on the hard drive disk to create a backup image and then restore it to the same hard drive, a new hard drive or an external USB flash drive. 

Step 1. Launch EaseUS file backup software and click "Clone". It will pop up the below window and choose the source disk you want to clone. And then click "Next" to continue.

Choose the source disk to clone hard drive to USB flash drive

Step 2. Choose the destination disk. Tick Sector by Sector Clone, with it, you can clone all sectors from source disk to the destination disk. You are allowed to preview the disk layout in advance, then click "Proceed" to clone the disk.

Choose the destination disk to clone hard drive to USB flash drive