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Clone hard drive with easy and simple steps - EaseUS Disk Copy

Updated on Apr 09, 2019 by Abby Haines to Disk/Partition Clone

Summary:
Disk clone software - EaseUS Disk Copy lets you clone hard drive freely without any data loss. With simple steps for disk cloning, it is a complete solution to protect your hard disk drive data.

To clone hard drive under Microsoft Operating System

Nowadays, to clone a hard drive is a common case for computer users who are upgrading to a new hard disk or perhaps replacing an older disk. The Microsoft Operating Systems provides basic copy functions for these users. It is possible to copy hard drive file-by-file in simple ways, like 'copy' and 'paste' but lacks a reliable, efficient way for cloning the entire contents of a hard drive/partition volume from one hard drive to another. Nevertheless, cloning a hard drive could solve the problem, which is unavailable under the Microsoft Operating System.

Therefore, to safely copy the hard drive with long file names, swap files, and the Windows registry, third-party software for clone might be a good choice.

Choosing reliable software for hard drive clone

Generally, security and stability are the factors that users most concerned when they are choosing a good clone software. That is to say, all the data will be not changed or lost during the cloning process. EaseUS Disk Copy is released with this feature when cloning a hard drive and it is available for you to download for free now:

Data Security: Generally, everything will be cloned by the disk cloning software - EaseUS Disk Copy. And it just clones 100% identity of the original to a new partition without changing any existing data, so everything is the same as the original data.

Time-Saving: Unlike traditional disk copy software, clone hard drive utility of this free software allows you to replace the older smaller hard disk with a newer larger hard disk without reinstalling the Operating System and applications once again. It will dramatically save your time.

How to clone a hard drive with EaseUS Disk Copy

Additionally, EaseUS Disk Copy is easy to operate. The below is the detailed steps of hard drive cloning by using EaseUS Disk Copy:

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Let's see how to clone and replace a hard drive disk to a new one by using EaseUS Disk Copy with ease now:

Step 1: Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on your PC.

Click "Disk Mode" and select the hard drive that you want to copy or clone. Click "Next" to continue.

select the hard drive that you want to clone

Step 2: Select the destination disk.

Note: The destination disk should be at least the same big or even larger than the source disk if you want to copy or clone the source hard disk.

select the destination disk

Step 3: Click "OK" to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.

confirm the message

Step 4: Check and edit the disk layout.

If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to Check the option if the target is SSD.

check the diak layout

Step 5: Click "Proceed" to start the hard drive cloning process.

click proceed to start the cloning process

After this, you can insert the new drive into your PC and replace the old hard drive so as to continue using the transferred data on your new disk now. If the cloned disk is a system drive, please remember to change the boot order and set the computer to boot from the new disk in BIOS.