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How to Ghost a Hard Drive in 3 Steps

Updated on Apr 17, 2019 by Brithny to Backup Utility

Summary:
EaseUS image backup software allows you to ghost a hard drive in 3 simple steps. It is the best solution to protect your OS and data from system problems and unexpected data loss disaster.

Is there any reliable program that I can use to ghost a hard drive

"I had a clean install Windows 10 on my computer just several minutes ago. Thinking that system problem and the accompanying unexpected data loss disaster can happen at any time, I intend to ghost the hard drive to backup the system and data. So even if anything bad happens one day in the future, I will not be troubled with system reinstalling & data recovery job. But I completely have no idea about how to ghost a hard drive? Is there any reliable Windows backup software that can make this job easier?"

As most computer users know, system failure or system crash might happen every day and every moment. It can be caused by various reasons such as virus and hacker attack, hardware and software failures, wrong operations and so on. Few people can expect or avoid such accidents. The only thing you can do is to reinstall the operating system to fix the problem. And if you know how to ghost a hard drive, things will become much easier. You can just regular backup hard drive with third-party image backup software and easily restore the system and data from the image file when a disaster attacks. 

3 steps to ghost a hard drive with EaseUS Todo Backup

EaseUS PC backup program is coming to do you a favor. It can help you ghost a hard drive by copying the contents of one computer hard drive to another disk or to an "image" file. And the image file can be used to restore disk or partition when it is necessary. The process can be easily done in just 3 simple steps. Now you can try it!

Note: Before you start backing up disk or partition, please make sure that your target disk, partition or external storage device is empty and big enough for saving the backup images.

Step 1. If you want to backup hard drive disk or partition to an external storage device, connect the device to your PC/laptop.

Step 2. Launch and EaseUS Todo Backup on your PC and click "Disk/Partition Backup" at the left pane. 
Click the icon at the left top corner, and Disk/Partition Backup will show up on the pane. 

Select Disk/Partition backup mode to start backing up your disk

Step 3. Choose the disk or partition that you want to backup as the source disk.
And select the external storage device or a big enough disk as the destination disk to save the backup image of the selected disk/partition.

Choose the source and destination disk to backup computer to USB flash drive

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to start the disk/partition backup process.
When the process finishes, you can unplug or disconnect the external storage device.
And all the data will appear on the destination disk or storage device with a compressed form by taking small space.