How to Clone SD Card in Windows 10/8/7 (5 Minutes Tutorial)

Daisy updated on Sep 24, 2020 to Partition Master | How-to Articles


On this page, you will learn why do people need to clone SD card, and how to clone a micro SD card to a larger SD card in Windows 10/8/7. No matter which brands your SD card belongs to, SanDisk, Toshiba, Kingston, Sony, Lexar, Strontium, etc, you can clone your SD card successfully by following this tutorial article.

  1. Applies to: Micro SD card/SDHC/SDXC/memory card clone; clone small SD card to a larger SD card; clone larger SD to a smaller SD;
  2. Supported Windows OS: Windows 10/8/1/8/7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2019/2016/2013, etc.
  3. Cloning Duration: 5 minutes, 3-step clone.

Are you looking for an easy way to clone SD card to a larger SD card? Check and follow this 5-minute tutorial to clone and upgrade your SD card immediately in 3 steps.

Why Need to Clone SD Card
How to Clone SD Card to a Larger/Smaller SD Card in Windows 10/8/7

Also Read: Clone SD Card on Mac.

Case - Can I Clone a Micro SD Card to a Larger SD Card?

"I recently bought a new Micro SD card which is 128GB. And I'm thinking about upgrading the older and smaller SD card in my Android phone to the new one so as to extend the storage in my phone.

Can I clone a micro SD card to a larger in Windows 10? How?"

How to clone sd card to a larger sd card

Why Need to Clone SD Card

Accordingly, the reasons why people want to clone SD card to a larger or a smaller SD card are various. Here is a list of benefits that will explain why people want to clone SD card instead of manually copy and paste files:

  • Expand and upgrade SD capacity
  • One-time operation for file backup
  • Back up SD card data to another location
  • Faster than Copy & Paste
  • No file loss even if the cloning process gets interrupted

No matter what your reason is to clone an SD card, as long as you have a free partition, an empty USB, or another bigger SD card, you can execute the operation on your own with the following tutorial guide.

How to Clone SD Card to a Larger/Smaller SD Card in Windows 10/8/7

Applies to: Clone SD card to a larger or smaller SD card, clone SD to a hard drive, USB, or external hard drive.

Follow the next 5-minute tutorial to clone your SD card data to another SD card with ease now:

#1. Preparation for SD Card Cloning

Before cloning your SD card, there are some preparations you need to make:

  • Prepare a New SD, USB, External Hard Drive

The capacity of the new storage device should be equal to or larger than the used space of your original SD card.

  • Back Up Files before Cloning (Optional)

If you have data saved in the target SD, USB, or external hard drive, back up those files to another location in advance.

  • Download SD Card Cloner

Reliable partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master with its Clone feature supports you to clone all types of storage devices, including HDD/SSD, SD, USB, external hard drive, etc. It supports all Windows OS, including Windows 10/8/7/XP, Vista, and Windows Servers, etc.

Download this SD card cloner and apply it to upgrade your SD card now:

Download Now

 Windows 10 is supported

#2. Clone an SD Card to A Larger SD in 3 Steps - 5 Minutes Tutorial

Also works: clone SD card to a smaller SD card, USB, external hard drive, etc.

Connect your new SD card to your computer and follow the steps here to clone and upgrade your SD card on Windows 10/8/7 now:

To clone SD/USB/external hard drive with data to a new device, connect the external storage device that you want to clone and a new removable device (SD/USB/external hard drive) with bigger capacity to your PC in advance.

Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Master on PC

Right-click on the disk column of your SD, USB or external hard drive and select "Clone".

Select srouce device to clone

Step 2: Clone external storage device (SD/USB/external hard drive)

  1. 1. Select a new device (SD/USB/external hard drive/hard drive) as target disk, click "Next".
  2. 2. Click "OK" to continue.
Select target device to start cloning the external storage device.

Step 3: Keep all changes

  1. 1. Check the source disk layout (you can edit the disk by clicking "Autofit the disk", "Clone as the source", and "Edit disk layout") and click "OK".
  2. 2. Click the "Execute Operation" button and hit "Apply" to keep all changes.
  3. Wait for the cloning process complete.
Complete the clone process

After the SD card cloning, you can insert the new and bigger SD card to your mobile phone, camera, or media player. You'll get a larger storage capacity on your device with a faster and better performance then.

Download Now

 Windows 10 is supported

3. What Else You Can Do with EaseUS SD Card Cloner

As a partition tool, EaseUS Partition Master is not only an SD cloner but also an SD card optimizer. You can also apply this software to manage and fix SD card errors on your own:

The Bottom Line

Briefly speaking, cloning an SD card can be completed effortlessly with the help of an appropriate SD card cloning tool. Here EaseUS Partition Master can help you clone an SD card with simple steps.

Download Now

 Windows 10 is supported

It is not exclusively designed for disk cloning. You can also use the software for partition resizing, disk formatting, OS migration and more. If you prefer a multi-functional tool, it's a suitable choice for you. 

If you often use SD card to save essential files on your phone, camera, or media players, it's a good way to create a regular back up of your files. Professional Windows backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup is a worthy tool that deserves a try.

Was This Page Helpful?


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose EaseUS Partition Master?

"I've used Partition Master Professional many times to create, delete, format, move, rename, and resize partitions."PCWorld

"Partitioning tools have come a very long since the days of complicated command line utilities and EASEUS Partition Master is one of the most advanced programs available."TECH ADVISOR

"I love that the changes you make with EaseUS Partition Master Free aren't immediately applied to the disks. It makes it way easier to play out what will happen after you've made all the changes."Lifewire

Will the "Migrate OS" feature transfer the Windows system files only or the whole C drive?

To ensure that the migrated system will boot normally, the Migrate OS feature will transfer all the files in the system and the boot partitions. Generally, the boot partition is the C drive so the transfer will include all the files in C.

Does EaseUS Partition Master license apply to multiple computers?

The license of Partition Master Professional and Server editions can be used on 1 computer only, while that for for the Technician and Unlimited editions can be used on multiple machines.

What is the difference between EaseUS Partition Master Trial version and the Free version?

Free is for home users only, with most basic functions available such as partition resize and clone. While trial can help you understand how this product works and test what a full license can do on a business or server OS machine.

Will it cause any data loss after resizing the partition in EaseUS Partition Master?

Generally, it will not cause any data loss or boot issue by resizing a partition. However, in order to protect your data, we suggest that you backup the partition before resizing, in case of any unexpected situations such as power outages, computer hardware failures, etc. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup to backup the partition and its trial version is fully functioned for 30 days.

What should I prepare before resizing the partition?

On the partition that is going to be operated, there might be some files being occupied by other programs. To ensure a successful operation, we suggest that you close all the unnecessary software before resizing that partition. Otherwise, EaseUS Partition Master will detect the partition being locked by the other software and require a reboot to resize the partition under boot mode.

About EaseUS Partition Master

All-round disk & partition management software for personal and commercial use. Let it manage your storage drive: resize, format, delete, clone, convert, etc.

Video Tutorial

How to Partititon a Hard Drive on Windows 10/8/7