Best WD Cloning Software for Western Digital Data Migration

If you need to perform the Western Digital data migration, you can use the WD cloning software-AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. It can migrate all data on Western Digital drive to another location by cloning it.


By Emily / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Why need to migrate Western Digital hard drive data?

Western Digital (abbreviated WD) is a famous computer hard disk drive manufacture and enjoys a high reputation around the world. The Western Digital hard drives, especially the new WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD, are quite popular among users. And a Western Digital data migration will be necessary under the following two situations.

When the data stored in the Western Digital hard drive is quite important, you can migrate them to another location to make a full data backup. Then you can use the backup immediately when they get lost or damaged in the original hard drive, so as to prevent significant data loss in time.
When you want to upgrade the old Western Digital hard drive to a new one, replace the small WD hard drive with a large one, or replace the failing WD hard drive with a good one, you need to migrate data from WD hard drive to another one to protect precious data.

Choose the reliable and safe WD cloning software

When it comes to Western Digital data migration, there are several ways you can adopt. One of the most common ways is to use “Copy and Paste” or “Cut and Paste”. For a small amount of personal data, it is helpful. But if the Western Digital hard drive contains the system files, big applications, or programs, “Copy and Paste” or “Cut and Paste” is not recommended since the pasted system files might become inaccessible, then lead to Windows boot failure.

In such cases, you can turn to a WD cloning tool that can help you clone an entire Western Digital hard drive, along with all content inside, to another disk. Of all the options available on the market, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional stands out relying on the following advantages.

Compatible with all versions of Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP. Easy to operate for both experts and novices with an intuitive interface.
★Provides two different methods to copy Western Digital hard drive, you can choose to either copy used sectors or copy every sector from the source disk to the target disk. If you want to clone a larger hard drive to a smaller hard drive, you can only copy the used sectors.
★Supports copy system disk to from (WD) HDD or (WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive) SSD. And you can boot operating system from the target disk successfully after cloning.
★Allows you to migrate data from a single partition to another drive since it provides “Partition Clone”.

Steps to clone Western Digital hard drive in Windows 10/8/7

Now you can download the WD cloning software Demo Version and give it a try. The below content is about how to clone a Western Digital hard disk (system disk) to another disk in Windows 10. Before that, you can:

Download Pro Demo Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Note: Backup any necessary data on the target hard disk since the cloning process will delete all content from it. Also, you can delete unnecessary data from the Western Digital hard drive to shorten the cloning process.

Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro, right click the Western Digital hard drive and select "Clone Disk".

Copy Disk

Step 2. Here, you can choose a proper method to copy the WD hard disk as you want. Then click “Next”.

Copy Disk Quickly

Step 3. Now, you need to choose the destination disk to hold all content on the WD disk. If the target disk is an SSD drive, you can tick “Optimize the performance of SSD”, which can help optimize the reading and writing performance of SSD drive.

Select Destination Disk

Step 4. In this window, you can edit partitions on your destination disk if you choose “Clone Disk Quickly” method in step 2.

Edit Disk

Step 5. Back to the main interface, click “Apply” and “Proceed” to execute the pending cloning operation.


Attention please: If you are cloning an MBR system disk to a GPT disk, please verify your motherboard supports UEFI boot mode since you need to change BIOS to UEFI after cloning so that you can boot OS from the cloned disk smoothly.


As the best WD cloning software, AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro can help you realize a quite quick and effective Western Digital data migration no matter you plan to transfer data from or to WD hard drive. 

It is not exclusively designed for (Western Digital) hard drive cloning. Thus you can also use this software for extending system partition without rebooting computer, migrate OS drive to SSD, recover lost/deleted partitions and more. If you are running Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, please use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Emily · Staff Editor
Emily is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; she has a great passion for providing easy solutions for people to tackle with all disk or partition management problems. In addition to writing articles about disk/partition management, she also edits great tutorials on how to back up and restore disk for data security. In her spare time, she loves to learn computer skill to improve herself or stay with her family to enjoy a good day.