How to Clone USB Drive on Mac

Jean updated on Aug 27, 2020 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Need help to copy or clone a flash drive on Mac

"I want to make an entire copy of my Toshiba USB flash drive to another flash drive with the same type. Tried Disk Utility, but the cloning process always failed when selecting the destination disk. What's the other way of cloning a flash drive I should take?"

You can achieve the cloning purpose on Mac by using Disk Utility, and the right steps to use Disk Utility should be like this.

Select and drag destination disk to the Destination entry field. Next, select and drag the source disk to the Source entry field, and double click to go.

Fastest way to clone everything on a USB drive on Mac

If you prefer a more straightforward way of cloning a USB flash drive to another, simply download EaseUS Todo Backup for Mac. It's considered as the fastest way by customers to clone files, pictures, applications along with settings and even operating system on a bootable USB flash drive to a destination storage device.

Ease of use is the biggest advantage of using EaseUS mac cloning software to perform cloning job than that of Disk Utility, what's more, the guarantee of less chance of disk cloning failure, hanging or stuck.

Guide: how to clone USB on Mac with Mac cloning software

Be aware that EaseUS Todo Backup for Mac can run seamlessly on Mac OS X versions starting from 10.9 to the latest macOS Sierra. Now, connect both your usb flash drives using the USB ports to the Mac computer and follow the guide to get started.

Step 1. Select the disk clone feature which is the fourth option at the top left corner on the main window of EaseUS Todo Backup for Mac.

Step 2. In the From drop-down list, select the USB flash drive as source disk you want to clone.

Step 3. In the From drop-down list, select the other empty USB flash drive as destination disk.

Step 4. Set up the disk cloning properties. Here, you are allowed to exclude files or folders if necessary.

Step 5. Finally, click the Start button to execute the cloning operation.

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

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