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Why Clone RAID Array
"My old RAID drive is not large enough and I want to migrate data from the small disk to a larger one without any data loss in my server. Is there any way to do this?"
This is a RAID user's question. Generally, this is a common request as the RAID users. How to solve it? Clone RAID disk is a good way, by which small RAID disk can be upgraded or migrated data to a larger one and all operating system and applications are fully functional. This is an easy and convenient method. In order to understand RAID clone, let's learn some knowledge of RAID.
RAID, short for Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks, a category of disk drives that employ two or more drives in combination for fault tolerance and performance improvement. RAID disk drives are used frequently on servers but aren't generally necessary for personal computers. RAID allows you to store the same data redundantly (in multiple paces) in a balanced way to improve overall performance which offers superior read/write performance, storage capacity and reliability over older storage solutions. There are different RAID levels and RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 is the most common used.
How to Clone RAID with EaseUS RAID Clone Software
To clone RAID to another disk safely, reliable software is a good choice. EaseUS Disk Copy is RAID clone software, which is a reliable and professional disk cloning software, and both Windows 11/10/8/7 version and WinPE bootable USB support RAID array. It is easy to clone the RAID drive by following the steps.
- If the source disk contains the Windows boot partition, to make the computer boot normally, use the 'System Transfer' method instead of the following standard disk-cloning method.
- The "Sector by sector copy" asks the size of your destination disk to be at least equal to or larger than that of the source disk. Leave this feature unchecked if you wish to clone a larger hard disk to a smaller hard disk.
- All data on the destination disk will be completely erased, so take care.
Step 1. To start copying/cloning an entire disk to another, choose this disk as the source disk under "Disk Mode" and click "Next".
Step 2. Choose the other disk as the destination disk.
Step 3. Check the disk layout of the two disks. You can manage the disk layout of the destination disk by selecting "Autofit the disk", "Copy as the source" or "Edit disk layout".
- "Autofit the disk" makes some changes by default on the destination disk layout so that it can work at its best status.
- "Copy as the source"does not change anything on destination disk and the layout is the same as source disk.
- "Edit disk layout" allows you to manually resize/move partition layout on this destination disk.
Tick the "Check the option if the target is SSD" option to put your SSD in its best performance.
A message now appears, warning you that data will be lost. Please confirm this message by clicking "OK" and then click "Next".
Step 4. Click "Proceed" to officially execute the task.
Generally, EaseUS Disk Copy is useful software to clone RAID arrays. Besides, this RAID clone software also supports moving OS to a new SSD, cloning a larger hard drive to a smaller one, clone SATA TO NVMe SSD, and so on.
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