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How to Free Clone USB Drive to Another

Updated on Apr 03, 2019 by Jean to Backup Utility

Summary:
EaseUS free cloning software allows you to clone USB drive in simple steps. It is the best solution to backup bootable USB drive or USB drive with multiple partitions.

How Can I Clone Bootable USB Drive

I have a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 on it. And I want to copy it to another USB drive. I was planning to simply copy and paste the files over. But my friends told me that it won't work, and I have to create an image of the bootable USB drive and restore it to another drive. Then what's the fastest and easiest way to do this job? Should I clone the USB drive to another? If so, how can I do it?

Why You Need Clone USB Drive Rather ThanJust Copy the Files

Usually, when comes into USB drive backup, users are thinking to manually copy the files from the USB drive to the computer or another storage device. Then they can copy them back whenever they want to restore them to the USB drive. It is an efficient way if you just want to keep the personal files and documents on the USB drive. But if you want to backup your bootable USB drive, this method is not workable. You should clone USB drive with reliable free cloning software to create an exact copy of its contents, including the master boot record (MBR), slack space, and any unused space.

Steps to Clone USB Drive with EaseUS Free Cloning Software

EaseUS free backup software is effective backup software that you can rely on to clone USB drive. Working well in disk clone, the program is extremely helpful for duplicating bootable USB drive or backing up a drive's contents. It allows you to create an exact image of your USB drive and you can easily restore that image to another USB drive or the same one later. Now you can learn how to clone USB drive by this software with simple steps.

Step 1. Insert both the USB flash drives to the available USB ports on your computer. Check if Windows recognized them correctly. Now launch EaseUS Todo Backup. Let's assume that you wish to clone USB disk 1 to USB disk 2. Expand the home menu and choose "Clone".

choose clone to clone usb to usb

Step 2. Choose the USB disk 1 as the source disk and click "Next".

choose one usb as the source disk

Step 3. Choose the USB disk 2 (with an equal size or larger size than the disk 1) as the destination disk and click "Next".

choose the other usb as the destination disk

Step 4. Preview a disk layout and click "Proceed". 

preview disk layout and click proceed