Free Disk Cloning Software to Clone/Copy Hard Disk

Jean updated on Sep 12, 2019 to Backup Utility | How-to Articles

When and why do you need to clone/copy a hard drive to another?

To clone a hard drive basically means to transfer data from one hard disk to another drive so that the destination disk contains exactly the same data. But why do you need to transfer hard disk data to another? Well, disk cloning is a highly efficient way for administrators to install and save the same files or applications on multiple computers. Some further reasons include, to:

  • Upgrade an old hard drive to a newer, faster one.
  • Clone a small disk to a larger one.
  • Clone HDD to SSD.
  • Create a full copy of the disk data.

By cloning a disk to a new one, you don't need to spend the time to reinstall the system and installed programs on the new drive. Simply copy-and-pasting hard disk data to another one will surely result in system boot failures. There is a popular and convenient method available to make an identical copy of your hard drive data and transfer it to a new drive. 

Download EaseUS Disk Cloning Software to Clone/Copy Hard Disk 

EaseUS Todo Backup Free clones a hard disk/partition completely for free - powerful capabilities at a price that really can’t be beaten!

During the process, your Windows system, all applications, data, and settings will be copied to the new drive. You won't suffer system bootable failure problem if you try this program to copy hard disk to another hard disk.

How to clone/copy a hard drive to another hard drive with EaseUS disk cloning freeware? You can watch this video and follow the detailed steps to help you with the problem.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and select the "Clone" feature from the list on the left.

choose clone to clone hdd for free

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

choose the hdd as source disk

Step 3. Choose a destination disk, which can be another HDD/SSD or an external USB hard disk. Just be sure that the destination disk is larger than the source disk. Tick the option "Optimize for SSD" under "Advanced options" when the destination disk is an SSD for improved results. Click "Next".

choose a destination disk

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

preview disk layout and click proceed

Note: When you replace your computer’s disk with a new one, you must enter BIOS to set the computer to boot from your new disk instead of the old.

Download EaseUS disk clone freeware now and spend the least amount of effort to copy and clone a hard drive. EaseUS disk clone software is just what you need to copy the exact data content of one hard drive to another; including the operating system, applications, preferences, settings, and data. Clone via the generic, fast file-by-file copy or perform a sector-by-sector copy if you must have a physically identical drive—for data recovery efforts, for example. No data loss or system boot errors will ever happen.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

"The easiest way to protect your data and system files."techradar

"EaseUS Todo Backup Free is one of the most popular free data backup applications available. This software offers a myriad of features and is extremely user-friendly. It provides a full system backup, meaning you can back up your entire operating system."TopTenReviews

"EaseUS ToDo Backup Home is a great backup program, well suited to the home and SMB space."PCWorld

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.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.