How to Clone HDD to SSD without Cable

Hi, I bought a new SSD, but it didn't come with a USB to SATA cable. So, I can't connect SSD as an external device to clone. I am wondering if it is possible to clone my HDD to SSD without cable. Do you have any advice?

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Larissa· Answered on Jan 29, 2023

Two ways are available to clone HDD to SSD if you don't have a cable.

The first one is installing HDD and SSD on your computer and using disk cloning software to perform disk clone. The other one is restoring the system image to the SSD, but the premise is that you must have created a system image backup before. If not, the first way is your option.

Here is the detailed instruction for using the first method:

Reliable disk cloning software is required to finish HDD to SSD cloning. EaseUS Disk Copy provides an easy, effective and secure way to clone HDD to SSD without cable in Windows 11/10/8/7. It enables you to clone the entire disk or just some needed partitions with all data, properties, and settings retained.

Step 1: Install SSD to the extra drive bay and make the computer recognizes it.

Step 2: Install and launch EaseUS Disk Copy on your computer

Step 3: Select "Disk Mode" from the two options in the top-left corner.

Step 4: Select your source disk (HDD)

Step 5: Select the destination disk (SSD).

Step 6: Preview the disk layout and click "Proceed" to start the cloning process.

Step 7: When the cloning process finishes, boot from the cloned hard drive. Then, unplug the HDD and restart your PC.

With EaseUS Disk Copy, you can easily clone HDD to SSD without cable. Moreover, the cloned hard drive can be used as a bootable device. You just need to adjust BIOS setting in the PC so that it will recognize and boot from the newly cloned disk.

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