3 reliable software to clone & copy your hard drive

Daisy updated on Sep 15, 2020 to Disk/Partition Clone | How-to Articles

EaseUS Disk Copy
EaseUS Partition Master Home
EaseUS Todo Backup Free

Hard drive clone & copy software is so available nowadays. We can easily own one without spending a dime. With each of them, we can upgrade our old and small disk to a larger one or transfer the system without reinstalling. But I think how to choose YOUR hard drive clone & copy program is the key point. Here are three kinds of hard drive clone & copy software, I'll introduce them respectively below. Choose one that suits you best.

EaseUS Disk Copy - sector by sector clone & copy tool

"I have used Disk Copy many more times, both a DVD and a CD copy. It has never failed me, does a slow, complete job. I count on it for my backups." - CNET Download.com

EaseUS Disk Copy is a reliable tool that makes it easy to clone a hard drive. It provides a sector-by-sector disk copy and partition copy. It works directly from startup by creating a bootable CD/DVD, so it's independent of operating system, file system, and partition scheme. This clone & copy freeware also supports dynamic disk.


1. The destination partition should be equal or larger than the source partition.

2. If the size of destination partition is larger than source partition after the copy finished, the size of destination partition will be changed to the same size as source partition and the rest space will be distributed into unallocated space.

3. All data on destination partition will be erased.

4. It's 100% secure and cheap for securely cloning a hard drive to a bigger one with a smooth disk cloning process. 


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You can follow to start cloning a hard drive to a new one now:

Video Tutorial for Cloning via EaseUS Disk Copy:

Step-by-Step Guide:

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

Summary: It's a quite safe and easy way to copy all or part of your hard drive to another hard drive with Disk Copy. The graphical interface is really intuitive to use, and you can press F1 to refer to help document anytime during the process. However, it would be quite a long process especially when your hard drive space is very large. And it doesn't support RAID.

EaseUS Partition Master Home - overall partition manager freeware

"Partition like a pro, but for free" - CNET Download.com

Freeware EaseUS Partition Master Home is for home users only to manage their partitions in Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit. With Disk and Partition Copy Wizard, you can quickly and easily create an exact copy of your hard disk, including the operating system, applications, preferences, settings, and data.

The difference between EaseUS Partition Master Home and Disk Copy on copy function is mainly its methods. Except for supporting sector-by-sector copy, to improve the cloning efficiency, EaseUS Partition Master also provides file-by-file clone & copy. It is faster than the sector-by-sector clone. For example, if you want to copy a 20GB partition, you don't have to wait for perhaps hours to copy all sectors, the file-by-file copy will only quickly copy the used space in file level backup. What's more, when you use Partition Copy function, the destination must be unallocated space. If you use Hard Disk Copy, you have to delete all partitions on the destination disk. And the free space of destination disk or partition only needs to be larger than the used space of the source disk or partition. The most impressive feature of a file-by-file copy of EaseUS Partition Master is that you can resize and move the destination partition or disk.

More Disk/Partition clone & copy Feature in EaseUS Partition Master.

Summary: Comparing to EaseUS Disk Copy, this free hard drive copy software supports RAID and can copy bigger source partition or disk. During the copy process, you can resize or move the destination partition or disk. And the most important, the whole process is much faster. But you can't copy single files or folders on the disk or partition, and you have to copy to unallocated space on your disk.

If you choose EaseUS Disk Copy to copy hard drive after the copy finished, the size of destination partition will be changed to the same size as source partition and the rest space will be distributed into unallocated space. Then you can free download EaseUS Partition Master Home to partition the rest space and resize/move the partition. You can refer to more advanced features of other commercial editions.

EaseUS Todo Backup Free - advanced clone & copy freeware

"I was impressed by the ease and results of my cloning experience. I certainly would recommend this program for this use" -- CNET editors' review

Clone & copy hard drive freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free

We can easily conclude that EaseUS Todo Backup is an advanced combination of EaseUS Disk Copy and EaseUS Partition Master. You don't have to create a bootable CD/DVD or wait for a long period of time. If you want to copy the data on the disk, besides sector-by-sector copy, we strongly recommend you to backup the disk or partition or even single files to an image by a faster file-by-file backup. After the first backup, you can also use automatic backup and incremental backup to fully protect your hard disk drive data ever after. I have to say the first two can't copy single files on your hard drive.

What's more, EaseUS Todo Backup also provides disk clone function to clone entire hard disk drive by sector-by-sector or file-by-file clone to another new hard drive, to upgrade to a larger one without reinstalling systems and applications. Particular to say, if you want to copy the system partition to another larger disk and boot from that disk, you only have to choose disk clone function of EaseUS Todo Backup for copying system is quite different from copying data.

More detailed steps: How to clone hard drive with EaseUS Todo Backup?

Summary: EaseUS Todo Backup Free, regarded as the best free backup software, is a comprehensive clone & copy & backup freeware. It provides different powerful choices for you to copy disks or partitions, and other backup functions, makes your task easier and faster.

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