How to Auto Clone Hard Drive: The Solution to Free Your Hands

Auto cloning a hard drive can save us a lot of hassle compared with manual operation. Set a scheduled clone time; EaseUS Todo Backup will automatically make an extra copy of your hard disk. If the original hard drive fails, you can use the cloned hard drive as a replacement with zero downtime.

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Updated by Daisy on Nov 20, 2023
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Can I Automatically Clone a Hard Drive

When it comes to disk or partition cloning, most users would like to do it manually so they can choose which disk or partition to copy. However, an auto disk or partition clone is a better choice in some cases because it can save us much time and effort.

For example, if you want to make an extra backup of your system disk or partition in case of any accident, you may want to set a schedule for the cloning process so that it can be done automatically. This way, even if your original disk or partition is damaged or corrupted, you can still use the cloned disk or partition as a replacement without any downtime.

The fact is that most hard disk cloning software in the market doesn't own the feature to auto clone hard drives. And Windows also does not have its automatic cloning function.

Fortunately, our third-party software, EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise, can help you auto-clone a hard drive with simple steps. It is one of the best software to automatically clone hard drive. This software supports scheduled disk or system clones so that you can automatically set a scheduled time and make an extra backup copy of your target disk or system. Automatic cloning is no longer just an idea; you can easily achieve it with this software.

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Besides disk cloning, EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise has many other functions. Here are some of them:

  • Backup and protect businesses of all sizes and systems
  • Automatic and smart backup solution from individual files to entire system
  • Restore images to dissimilar hardware
  • local and offsite backups
  • Compatible with Windows Server 2022/2019/SBS 2008 and Windows 11/10/8/7
  • SQL Server backup and restore
  • Exchange backup and restore
  • Support multiple servers for one license

The Benefits of Auto Hard Drive Clone

Before diving into specific steps, let's look at the advantages of auto-clone hard drives so you can fully use this feature.

  • Save time and effort: With automatic disk cloning, you don't need to spend time on the cloning process manually. The software will do it for you automatically.
  • Avoid mistakes: Manual operation is always error-prone. By auto-cloning your hard drive, you can avoid potential mistakes that may happen during the manual process.
  • No need to be present: You don't need to be present when the auto-clone process is running. The software will clone your hard drive even if you're not there.
  • Zero downtime: In case of any accident, you can use the cloned hard drive as a replacement without any downtime.
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Scheduled disk cloning helps clone your hard drive automatically according to setup, and you don't need to operate it manually each time.  If anything goes wrong with your computer's hard drive, you can use a cloned hard drive to replace it right away. 

scheduled disk cloning software

How to Auto Clone Hard Drive: Step-by-Step Guide

Now let's see how to auto clone a hard drive with EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise step by step. Before proceeding, please download and install it on your computer.

The cloning process will erase all data stored on the clone disk. So you need to use a new disk or make sure the data in it are all backed up.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, and click "Schedule Clone" option from the left column.

open scheduled clone

Step 2. Choose the disk you want to scheduled clone on the left. (It also allows you to schedule clone system.)

choose which disk to back up

Step 3. Then select a new disk as the destination to store the cloned files on the right side.

select the destination place

Note: While perform cloning, all data on target disk will be erased,. So, you'd better prepare a new disk as the target.

Step 4. Click "Scheduled: off" at the bottom of this page to set scheduling disk clone. 

open scheduled clone

Step 5. Tap "New…" under the "Schedule".

add new scheduled clone plan

Step 6. Set automatic clone time based on your needs. You have the "One-time", "Daily", "Weekly", "Monthly" and "Upon Event" options to choose. After complete the setup, click "Add" to exit. 

set scheduled cloning

Step 7. Tap "Create Schedule" to finish the scheduled clone setting. EaseUS Todo Backup will clone your disk automatically as the set time.

create schedule clone

Sum Up

You may need to clone a hard drive in different situations. And an auto clone hard drive is the better option and can save you much time and effort. With EaseUS Todo Backup, you can clone a hard drive automatically with simple steps. 

Hope the content is helpful to you. Thanks for your reading. 

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FAQ on Auto Clone Hard Drive

1. Does Windows 10 have cloning software?

It is a pity that Windows 10 doesn't have built-in cloning software. But you can use the Backup and Restore(Windows 7) feature to create a system image or backup files and folders. If you want to clone systems, files, disks, or partitions, EaseUS Todo Backup can satisfy your needs well.

2. What is the fastest way to clone a hard drive?

The fastest way to clone a hard drive is using third-party software, which can help you copy and move a hard disk to another SSD/HDD with ease. 

There are many third-party tools out there. If you are trying to find a reliable and professional one, EaseUS Todo Backup Home is a good choice.

3. Is it better to clone or copy a hard drive?

There is not much difference between cloning and copying a hard drive. But cloning is a better choice if you want to create an identical copy of your hard drive since it copies every sector of the source disk.

4. Can you completely clone a hard drive?

Yes. You can use EaseUS Todo Backup Home to create an exact copy of your hard drive, including the operating system, applications, settings, and data. You can follow the path: Open EaseUS Todo Backup Home and click Tools on the main page. Then select the target disk and click Next. And then tap Proceed to start cloning.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working at EaseUS for over ten years, starting as a technical writer and moving on to being a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over ten years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Larissa

Larissa has rich experience in writing technical articles. After joining EaseUS, she frantically learned about data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, and other related knowledge. Now she is able to master the relevant content proficiently and write effective step-by-step guides on computer issues.

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