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How to Clone Failing Hard Drive to New HDD/SSD in Windows

Updated on Apr 09, 2019 by Tracy King to Disk/Partition Clone

Does your computer hard drive keep failing now and then without signals? And are you having a problem to access saved data on the failing hard dive in Windows PC? This tutorial article will show you how to clone a failing hard drive to a new drive - HDD/SSD without losing any data in Windows 10/8/7. If your computer hard drive keeps crashing or failing, just follow this page to clone and transfer data from your current disk to a new hard drive with ease now.

The hard drive is failing, how do I clone and transfer data to a new HDD

"Hi, does anyone know how to transfer or clone a failing hard drive to a new HDD or SSD? 
I have a problem that my second hard drive keeps failing now and then on my computer, and I often can’t access the saved files and data on the drive. Some of my friends recommend me clone and transfer all saved data to a new disk. But the problem is that how can I even clone a failed or failing drive to the new disk? I know nothing about disk cloning and data transferring. So if you have a simple way to help me out, please let me know. Thank you.

According to most disk users, it seems that hard drive failure issue may occur now and then due to various reasons. So how to prevent data loss when a hard drive keeps failing is a top question. 

Recommend: Clone Failing Hard Drive to A New HDD/SSD/External HDD

Fortunately, professional data recovery software producer - EaseUS software has found an ideal tool for cloning failing hard drive in Windows 10/8/7 and even older Windows computers. You can directly apply it to clone your failing hard drive or second hard drive to a new HDD, SSD or even a new external HDD in 2 simple parts as shown in the below now:

Part 1. Download and apply EaseUS disk copy software for help

EaseUS Disk Copy is a powerful software which enables you to simply clone and transfer dead or failed hard drive data to a new disk offline without losing any data.

You can download, install this risk-free software on your PC and activate this software to gain the full capacity for cloning your failing disk to a new HDD/SSD with all contained data by a few simple clicks on your Windows 10/8/7/XP and even Linux computer now.


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Part 2. Clone and transfer failing hard drive with data to a new disk

Let’s see how to clone your failing hard drive and transfer data to a new disk offline now: 

To protect your data and system security, we'd like to recommend you follow tips below to create a bootable disk on a healthy computer and reboot your PC (with the failing disk) from the bootable disk and follow guidelines below to clone the failing hard drive data to a new disk:

Step 1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on a healthy Windows computer. And connect an external storage device like USB flash drive or and external hard drive to the PC.
Click Create bootable disk.

Create bootable disk to clone or copy disk

Step 2. Select USB and select your device, click Create.

Select device to create the bootable disk

Wait for the process to complete and then you'll get a bootable disk.

Create the bootable disk for copying or cloning the disk.

Step 3. Connect the bootable disk USB and a new SSD/HDD to the computer on which you want to clone the disk and set the computer to boot from the bootable disk by changing the boot order in BIOS.

Step 4. On EaseUS Disk Copy, click Disk Mode and select the source disk that you want to copy or clone. Click Next to continue.

Select sorce disk to clone

Step 5. Select the destination disk where you want to clone/copy the old disk and click Next to continue.
Click OK to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.

Select the destination disk - the new HDD/SSD to clone or copy disk

Step 6. Check and edit the disk layout as Autofit the disk, Copy as the source or Edit disk layout.
Autofit the disk is recommended.

  • Copy as the source option will copy/clone the same layout of partitions on your source disk to the destination disk.
  • Edit disk layout allows you to resize or move partition layout on the destination disk manually.
  • If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to tick Check the option if the target is SSD.

Click Proceed to start the disk cloning or disk copying process now.

Clone or copy disk to the target disk.

And then shut down the computer, insert the new hard drive to your computer and replace the failing drive. You can reboot your PC and use the data on new disk by now. 
If the replaced drive is a system disk, you need to set the computer to boot from a new hard drive instead of the old one in BIOS. And then restart your computer for reusing data on new disk again.