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Linux Clone HDD to SSD Without Re-installing

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

EaseUS Disk Copy software is Linux hard drive supported, and it is widely used to upgrade a Linux EXT hard drive on Windows operating system by worldwide customers. On this page, you will learn the detailed guide to clone HDD to SSD, copy all the Linux installation to the new SSD with simple steps.

"I have some normal x86_64 desktop Linux installed on a single 500GB HDD. Now I want to migrate this installation, actually everything on the HDD to a 500GB SSD, what disk cloning software should I choose? Do you have any suggestions?"

EaseUS Disk Copy is for Linux HDD to SSD Cloning

EaseUS Disk Copy is a prominent disk cloning utility based on Windows operating system, and it fully supports HDD to SSD cloning so you can achieve the purposes in the following.

  • Easily copy operating from HDD to SSD without reinstalling.
  • Upgrade a Linux hard drive to a bigger one or from an old to a new one.
  • Thanks to the sector-by-sector function, you can copy the entire HDD to SSD to keep the two drives identical in use.

Undoubtedly, EaseUS Disk Copy should rank on the top choice if you're looking for a Linux HDD to SSD cloning method. On this page, you will learn the detailed guide to clone HDD to SSD, copy all the Linux installation to the new SSD by creating a WinPE bootable disk.


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How to Clone HDD to SSD for Linux with EaseUS Disk Copy

The Linux HDD to SSD cloning takes two procedures. First, create a bootable WinPE CD/DVD or USB flash drive; second, start cloning HDD to SSD by using the bootable device on a Windows PC.

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.