How to Upgrade and Clone Linux Hard Drive to A Bigger One

Tracy King updated on Apr 09, 2019 to Disk/Partition Clone | How-to Articles

How to replace the Linux hard drive to a bigger drive? Can I do it on my own

"Hi there, do you have a simple way to upgrade or replace the old Linux hard drive to a new bigger drive?
The Linux hard drive that I’m using on my current computer has been worked for three years, and it contains most of my data and installed programs. But now the computer gets extremely slow. So I bought a new and bigger hard drive the other day, planning to replace the old Linux disk with the new drive.
But how? Can I replace the Linux hard drive to a bigger disk without losing any data?

Although Microsoft’s Windows system and Apple’s macOS have taken the major computer operating system market in the world, a big number of people, most are enterprises and professional IT developers, are still using Linux. So when the Linux disk gets full with a deteriorate performance on your computer, how will you react to resolve this issue? Here we’d suggest you clone and upgrade the original old Linux hard disk to a bigger drive and transfer all saved data to the new disk. But how? 

How to Upgrade Linux Hard Disk to A Bigger Drive

So when the original Linux hard drive gets full, what can you do to upgrade the Linux old hard drive to a new bigger drive? If you are having such a problem on your computer, don’t worry. Just follow to resolve this issue with these two steps below now:

1. Get the best Linux disk copy software for help

Since Linux is no longer a major operating system for computers, most tools and programs online cannot support Linux very well for disk copy, disk upgrade or disk clone.

Here we’d like to recommend you try a powerful disk cloning software - EaseUS Disk Copy which fully supports you to clone Linux hard drive and upgrade to a bigger disk. You can just apply this software to help you upgrade and clone Linux hard drive to a bigger one with ease now.


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2. Upgrade and clone Linux hard drive to a bigger one

Note: Do remember to connect your new bigger hard drive to the Linux computer as a storage device before upgrading Linux hard drive to the bigger one.

Step 1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on a healthy Windows computer. And connect an external storage device like a 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.

Wait for the process to complete. And then shut down your computer, insert the newly upgrade hard drive to your Linux computer and replace the old drive, set the computer to boot from a new hard drive instead of the old one in BIOS.

After this, you’ll get a newly upgraded Linux hard drive with a better performance in the computer. You can continue using the Linux computer with your job again.

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