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

Updated on May 14, 2018 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 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 simply ways, like 'copy' and 'paste' but lacks of 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 Microsoft Operating System.

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

Choosing a 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:

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 firstly:

 

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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:

Note: Please activate EaseUS Disk Copy for a smooth disk copying or cloning process.

Step 1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on your PC.
Click Disk Mode and select the source disk that you want to copy or clone. Click Next to continue.

Note: If you want to clone or copy a large disk to a smaller disk without losing any data, don't tick the Sector by sector copy box.
And 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 disk sector by sector.

Select sorce disk to clone

Step 2. 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 to clone or copy disk

Step 3. 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 manually resize or move partition layout on the destination disk.

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.

Finish copying or cloning disk to new disk.

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.