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

Roxanne updated on Mar 06, 2020 to Disk/Partition Clone | How-to Articles

Clone Disk Under Microsoft Operating System

Nowadays, to clone a hard drive is common 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 disk cloning software might be a good choice.

EaseUS Clone - You Fast and Reliable Cloning Software

Generally, security and stability are the factors that users most concerned about when they are choosing a piece of good clone software. That is to say, all the data will not be 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.

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Data Security: Generally, everything will be replicated by the disk cloning software - EaseUS Disk Copy. And it just clones 100% identity of the original to a new drive partition without changing any existing data, 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. By check how long does it take to clone a hard drive, you'll find that EaseUS drive clone runs the fastest while cloning.

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:

To gain the full capacity of cloning the whole disk data with Windows Operating System to a newer and bigger hard drive, we'd like to recommend you activate this tool first:

 

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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.

How Do You Make Full Use of EaseUS Clone - FAQs

Do you still hesitate to download the EaseUS disk cloning software to replace an old HDD or upgrade HDD to SSD? Not sure about how to use EaseUS Disk Copy to replace a failing hard drive? After years of researching and optimizing, EaseUS Disk Copy has been 100% capable of cloning all kinds of storage drives (HDD, SSD, Hybrid Drive...) to the other on both Windows desktop and laptop.  To help you make full use of the cloning software, and enable you to solve some of the common errors easily by yourself in case of some incidents happen, the following are some frequently asked questions and answers.

1. How to connect the disks on my laptop when there are not enough internal cables?

For laptops, users are recommended to create a bootable media of the Disk Copy tool, get an external USB enclosure and follow the steps below:

  1. Step 1. Place the target disk inside the laptop.
  2. Step 2. Connect the source disk via an external USB enclosure.
  3. Step 3. Boot up the system from the bootable media of the Disk Copy.
  4. Step 4. Perform a Disk Clone from the source disk to the target disk.
  5. Step 5. Check if you can normally boot up from the source disk. 

2. If I use Partition Mode to clone the partition of the system disk, will my clone disk boot properly?

We are afraid that when using the Partition Mode to clone the disk, the necessary boot files might not be updated correctly. We would recommend users use the Disk Clone option to help get a proper bootable copy.

3. When cloning to a larger disk, how can I use the extra space on the new disk?

Users can adjust the partition layout on the target disk during the cloning procedure to make full use of the space on the target disk. 

4. How long does it take to clone my disk?

It mainly depends on the following factors:

1. The amount of data that needs to be cloned.
2. The I/O speed of both disks. 

As a reference, it would take about 3 hours to complete the clone to clone a 1TB SATA disk full of data whose I/O speed is considered around 100MB/s.

5. Can I use the Disk Copy Pro license code on a Windows Server system?

Disk Copy Pro is a single-seat licensed product for non-server systems only. To properly activate the EaseUS Disk Copy tool on a Server system, users will need a Technician version license instead.

 
 

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